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The DC Code: § 16-5503 Special motion to quash.

Index16 Particular Actions, Proceedings and Matters. (Refs & Annos)
a
A person whose personal identifying information is sought, pursuant to a discovery order, request, or subpoena, in connection with a claim arising from an act in furtherance of the right of advocacy on issues of public interest may make a special motion to quash the discovery order, request, or subpoena.
b
If a person bringing a special motion to quash under this section makes a prima facie showing that the underlying claim arises from an act in furtherance of the right of advocacy on issues of public interest, then the motion shall be granted unless the party seeking his or her personal identifying information demonstrates that the underlying claim is likely to succeed on the merits, in which case the motion shall be denied.

Historical and Statutory

Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 19-171 enacted into law Chapter 55 of Title 16. Legislative History of Laws For history of Law 18-351, see notes under § 16-5501. For history of Law 19-171, see notes under § 16-5501. DC CODE § 16-5503 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Mar. 31, 2011, D.C. Law 18-351, § 4, 58 DCR 741; Sept. 26, 2012, D.C. Law 19-171, § 401, 59 DCR 6190.)