Antonoplos v Doe

A D.C. lawyer filed a defamation lawsuit against an anonymous Internet user who posted reviews on both Yelp and Google indicating that the lawyer’s responses during an initial consultation were both conclusory and rude.   The complaint alleged that, because the firm’s records did not regflect any meetings with a person bearing the name that the Doe used as a pseudonym, the reviews were about a meeting that never happened and, indeed, must have been posted by a competitor.   Representing the Doe, who really was a prospective client, we have filed a special motion to quash the subpoena invoking both the DC Anti-SLAPP law and the First Amendment.