TomMil commented on the blog post Come Saturday Morning: Bradlee Dean Gets Spanked, Has Hissy Fit
Recently, the federal court in Washington, D.C., held that the DC Anti-Slapp statute is not applicable to a complaint filed in this court. Logically then, Dean and YCR filed a new case in this federal court and sought to voluntarily dismiss the case before Judge Zeldon.
?! It’s a logical decision only if they admit that it was a Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (SLAPP). The Anti-SLAPP statute may not be applicable in Federal Court but there is a prohibition against lawsuits filed in bad faith and there is a sanction mechanism called Rule 11 that applies to that conduct. Stay tuned, they are likely to get smacked again. It really couldn’t happen to nicer folks.