Court Denies SLAPP Motion Against Scientist's Libel Suit

Court Denies SLAPP Motion Against Scientist's Libel Suit

July 22, 2013
Originally published in The Blog of Legal Times

The defendants filed separate, although similar, motions to dismiss. Lead counsel for National Review, Steptoe & Johnson partner Shannen Coffin, said they were "considering our options." Sam Kazman, general counsel for the Competitive Enterprise Institute, said an appeal was a "strong possibility." The organization is being represented by Baker & Hostetler; litigation partner David Rivkin Jr., declined to comment.