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Another Plaintiff Voluntarily Dismisses Suit After anti-SLAPP Motion Is Filed

Last month, I wrote about an anti-SLAPP motion filed by a Charlottesville, Virginia newspaper.  The plaintiff’s opposition was due last week.   Instead, on June 6, he voluntarily dismissed his complaint and, the next day, the Court acted on the notice and closed the case.  This is not the first time this has happened in this case.  As noted here, after this same plaintiff initially filed the Complaint in Virginia state court in September 2012, he then voluntarily dismissed it the next day.  This dismissal, however, likely means the end of the lawsuit.  Under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(a)(1)(B), a …

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Newspaper’s anti-SLAPP Motion Potentially Raises Issue of Whether Statute Applies to Action Arising Under Foreign Law

Another newspaper has moved under DC’s anti-SLAPP statute to dismiss a complaint alleging libel and related torts.  (As I wrote on the two-year anniversary of the statute, it is noteworthy how many movants have been “established” media).

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