D.C. Attorney General May Sue To Dissolve Nonprofit Fiscal Sponsor
Amendment to City’s Anti-SLAPP law prevents defendants from using law for motion to dismiss
The Attorney General for the District of Columbia may proceed with a suit to dissolve a nonprofit fiscal sponsor that it claims provided more than $4 million in grants, constituting more than 99% of its total grantmaking, to a related for-profit corporation, the District’s Court of Appeals has ruled. The sponsor and the for-profit, who had partnered together to produce documentary films about various historical and political figures, had moved to dismiss the case on the basis of the Anti-Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (“anti-SLAPP”) Act. A trial court had dismissed the motion but while the case was pending on appeal, the Council for the District passed “emergency”...
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