What we learn from Dan Snyder's libel suit

Paul Alan Levy of Public Citizen has a few thoughts on Dan Snyder and its libel suit against the Washington City Paper.

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First off, Levy calls Snyder's claims weak. By claiming that his company forging signatures is not the same as if he himself had forged signatures, Snyder tries to avoid culpability. But the claim falls flat. Secondly, the suit (and the way it was filed) has everything to do with anti-SLAPP laws, which many states have put into place as a means of preventing intimidation of speech through litigation. And because Snyder filed his suit in New York and not D.C., the City Paper has no access to the anti-SLAPP law passed in the District.

READ THE FULL STORY at Public Citizen.

 

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