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Dan Snyder Gets Deadline To Respond To Newspaper’s Motion To Dismiss Suit

The Post reports that the attorneys for Dan Snyder have till August 1st to respond to a newspaper’s motion to dismiss suit

Attorneys for Redskins owner Daniel Snyder have until Aug. 1 to submit a response to a D.C. Superior Court judge to the Washington City Paper’s motion to dismiss his $1 million defamation lawsuit against it, a judge said Wednesday. At a hearing, Judge Todd E. Edelman told attorneys that he will use the Aug. 1 filing and a follow-up response from City Paper’s attorneys to determine if the lawsuit should be dismissed under the District’s new Anti-SLAPP Act or if Snyder can demonstrate that the case should move forward. Snyder filed suit against the weekly newspaper and its Florida-based owner, Creative Loafing Inc., in the spring, alleging that City Paper libeled him in a Nov. 19, 2 010 article by Dave McKenna, who is also named in the suit. One of Snyder’s main contentions in the suit is that City Paper falsely reported that he personally “got caught forging names as a telemarketer with Snyder Communications,” a statement he contends that City Paper has admitted it has “no reason to believe” is true but has refused to retract. Snyder is seeking $1 million in damages, plus unspecified punitive damages and court costs.

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