Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Redskins owner drops SLAPP "libel" suit against DC City Paper

Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder has dropped his libel lawsuit against the Washington City Paper. The news story that broke on Sept. 10 is rendered by CP’s own account (reported Mike Madden) here

City Paper has characterized this as a SLAPP lawsuit, (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation), for which California has some effective laws but the nation as a whole does not (and certain the DC area doesn’t).

Interesting that all this happens as the Redskins sparkle in their season opener against the Giants, 28-14, at FedEx Field (in PG County).

Here's a "Public Citizen Inc"  (link) YouTube video (47 min) "Stopping SLAPP Suits" May 2010):


The Redskins have equipped FedEx Field with solar panels, and can sometimes sell power back to the grid. They also have electric car charging stations on the FedEx property now.  Snyder says he is proud that the team is going green. 

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