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D.C. Anti-SLAPP Law Blog

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Prior Correspondence: A Key Tool in Preparing Your Estate Dispute Case for Trial

USA - August 21 2019 As practitioners, we typically become involved in estate disputes weeks, months, or even years after the initial dispute breaks out. During this time…

Plane-ly Speaking About the PLANE Act of 2019 - Part I

USA - July 26 2019 On July 23, Senators Inhofe (OK) and King (ME), introduced the Promoting the Launch of Aviation’s Next Era Act of 2019 (the PLANE Act of 2019), S…

What Happens When a Will’s Language is Inconsistent with the Titling of an Account Held with Survivorship?

USA - July 17 2019 A common question on most financial/investment account applications is whether an account-holder desires to own the account with one or more persons…

What Happens When a Will’s Language is Inconsistent with the Titling of an Account Held with Survivorship?

USA - July 17 2019 A common question that we encounter is what happens when a will’s language is inconsistent with the titling of an account held with survivorship? The…

Recovering Attorney’s Fees in Power of Attorney Litigation: Virginia General Assembly Passes New Law Permitting the Recovery of Fees

USA - June 6 2019 The Virginia General Assembly passed a law in the 2019 legislative session that authorizes a successful plaintiff to receive an award of attorney’s…

He Who Hesitates May Be Lost, Says Supreme Court

USA - June 3 2019 In a closely-watched case, the Supreme Court unanimously held today that an employer who does not timely raise an employee’s failure to comply with…

Jury Instructions on Undue Influence: Virginia Supreme Court Clarifies the Law

USA - April 11 2019 Under Virginia law, a presumption of undue influence arises in certain circumstances relating to the execution of a will, pursuant to which the…

Fourth DC federal district judge rules anti-SLAPP statute cannot be used in federal court

USA - January 30 2019 Imagine a legal world where the outcome of a motion depends on what side of the street the case was filed. For parties litigating certain types of…

DC anti-SLAPP Law: 2018 in Review

USA - January 8 2019 In these early days of the new year, I thought it would be useful to take a look back at the 2018 decisions, developments, and discussions involving…

And now there are two…

USA - December 18 2018 In 2015, when the DC Circuit held the D.C. anti-SLAPP statute conflicts with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and thus could not apply in a…