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December 2020

D.C. Anti-SLAPP Statute Requires a Hearing

Prima Facie Requirement Should Be Construed ‘Liberally,’ D.C. Court Holds

By Cindy Gierhart and Madelaine Harrington
Appeals court rules D.C. Anti-SLAPP statute requires that the court hold a “a real-time, interactive” hearing on an anti-SLAPP motion and that the prima facie requirement should be construed “liberally” to include “intermixing public and private interests.”