HB 1367: Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation
GENERAL BILL by Pafford ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Jenne ; Randolph
Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation; Revises legislative intent; expands prohibition against filing of SLAPP suits to private individuals & businesses as well as governmental entities; authorizes special motion to dismiss, motion for judgment on pleadings, & motion for summary judgment for expedited disposition of SLAPP suits; shifts burden of proof; provides immunity from civil liability for acts in furtherance of constitutional right to petition; provides for award of attorney fees & court costs & additional damages; limits punitive & other damages.
Last Action: 3/9/2012 House - Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF
• Introduced -HJ 135
• Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Business and Consumer Affairs Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 215
• Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee
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