Motion to Dismiss in Dan Snyder v. Washington City Paper and Dave McKenna

On June 17, Washington City Paper and staff writer Dave McKenna filed papers seeking to have Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder's defamation lawsuit dismissed under the District's anti-SLAPP law. Among other purposes, the law is designed to protect news organizations against lawsuits intended to intimidate them out of writing about public figures. The law requires the case to be dismissed unless Snyder can prove that he is "likely to succeed" on the merits of his complaint.