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Nevada SLAPP Decision Could Impact DC Cases

A decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this week could impact three cases currently on appeal to the DC Circuit involving the DC anti-SLAPP statute.  In Metabolic Research, Inc. v. Ferrell, et al., an attorney (Mr. Ferrell) sent a pre-suit letter to Metabolic Research and others which they interpreted as extortion or blackmail.  They responded by filing a suit against Mr. Ferrell and his clients for extortion and related torts.  In turn, Mr. Ferrell filed a special motion to dismiss under Nevada’s anti-SLAPP statute.  The federal district court denied the anti-SLAPP motion, and Mr. Ferrell appealed to the …

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