What does the SLAPP tag mean?

This tag describes situations involving Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (“SLAPP”), which are lawsuits lacking a sound legal basis which are brought with the intent of forcing a party to restrain its speech. These situations often involve anti-SLAPP laws, which allow parties in some cases to defeat SLAPP lawsuits if they can convince the court that the the lawsuits are improper and fit certain criteria.

Last updated on November 6th, 2007

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