The Washington Legislature can protect #MeToo victims from meritless retaliatory lawsuits filed by their abusers with the enactment of a simple, and constitutional, anti-SLAPP law.
Avoiding, and if necessary fighting, retaliatory lawsuits by abusers.
Says Greenpeace USA's general counsel:"These cases don't seek justice. They intend to silence free speech through expensive, time-consuming litigation." On Monday, the federal court in San Francisco granted DWT's motion to dismiss and its anti-SLAPP motion to strike, filed on behalf of Greenpeace.
Fake news vs. "fake news."
DWT's Media and First Amendment lawyers are pleased to be honored by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, at the RCFP's 2017 Freedom of the Press Awards Dinner last night.
"Over the past few months, I’ve learned a lot about drone laws and the FAA. I’m now an FAA-licensed remote pilot, with authorization to fly in most of the restricted airspace that surrounds my newsroom, and a waiver to fly at night for the next four years."
Congratulations Kelli Sager & Al Wickers for being named to The Hollywood Reporter's Power Lawyers 2017 List of Hollywood's Top 100 Attorneys!
"If I would have lost this motion to quash, my friends—mainly journalists—would have lost as well. It would have been a clear signal to the government that getting reporters on the stand is easier than in the past. It would have broken long-established norms that journalists should be subpoenaed only on the rarest occasions. It would’ve undoubtedly emboldened an administration that—just a few days ago—called for a rooting out of government sources."
“We are gratified that the Court of Appeals unanimously affirmed the district court’s well-reasoned opinion,” said attorney Robert Corn-Revere, who represented the students with his Davis Wright Tremaine colleagues Ronald London and Lisa Zycherman. “The decision confirms that universities cannot grant or withhold benefits based on students’ political views. And that includes their trademark programs.”
Pleased to be honored by Law360.