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May 2022

Washington Federal Court SLAPPs Project Veritas Lawsuit

First Case Granting Dismissal Under UPEPA

By Bruce E.H. Johnson
In May 2022, not surprisingly, given Washington’s pioneering role, Judge Thomas S. Zilly, a federal judge in Seattle, became the first judge to grant a UPEPA motion for expedited relief and dismissal under the state’s new anti-SLAPP law.