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There have been numerous articles about the long-awaited DC Court of Appeals’ opinion in Michael Mann’s libel suit against the National Review and Competitive Enterprise Institute, including in the Washington Post, Buzzfeed, Inside Higher Education, and National Review. While there is much to analyze, consider and discuss in the 105-page opinion, as it relates to the DC anti-SLAPP statute, there are three specific takeaways.
I have learned that, last month, the DC Court of Appeals dismissed the appeal of an order denying an anti-SLAPP motion. The court held that there was no interlocutory review under the statute and that the order was not appealable under the Cohen collateral order doctrine. This order, and other rulings in the same suit, could have major ramifications for the Sherrod v. Breitbart appeal and the other pending anti-SLAPP motions.