No. 83768-1-I.

520 P.3d 470 (2022)

Siddharth JHA, Respondent, v. Varisha Mahmood KHAN and Yassir Anwar Jamal, wife and husband, Appellants.

Court of Appeals of Washington, Division 1.

Filed November 14, 2022.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Bruce Edward Humble Johnson , Caesar David Kalinowski , Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, 920 5th Ave. Ste. 3300 Seattle, WA, 98104-1610, for Appellants.

Carl J. Marquardt , Law Office of Carl J. Marquardt PLLC, 1126 34th Ave. Ste. 311 Seattle, WA, 98122-5137, for Respondent.

Jessica L. Goldman , Summit Law Group, 315 5th Ave. S Ste. 1000, Seattle, WA, 98104-2682, for Amici Curiae Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Californians Aware, The E.W. Scripps Company, Fox Television Stations, LLC, Gannett Co., Inc., Hearst Corporation, Investigative Reporting Workshop At American University, The Media Institute, Medianews Group, Inc., Mother Jones, National Press Photographers Association, The News Leaders Association, News Media Alliance, Pro Publica, Inc., Radio Television Digital News Association, The Seattle Times Company, Society of Environmental Journalists, Tribune Publishing Company, Tully Center for Free Speech.


¶1 Today we are charged with resolving the first appellate dispute arising from invocation of the Uniform Public Expression Protection Act, chapter 4.105 RCW (UPEPA). In 2021, our legislature became the first in the country to enact this uniform act. This legislative action followed on the heels of the...


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