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SLAPPStrategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation
SLAPPSecure Light Access Point Protocol (IETF)
SLAPPSounds Like A Personal Problem
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It allowed the court to award actual damages to a defendant in a SLAPP suit by a governmental entity and required the award of attorneys' fees and costs to the prevailing party.
(114.) See Kristen Rasmussen, SLAPP Stick: Fighting Frivolous Lawsuits Against Journalists, REPORTERS COMMITTEE FOR FREEDOM OF THE PRESS, Summer 2011, at 1, 2-3, available at s/docs/ANTISLAPP.pdf (surveying prevalence of anti-SLAPP laws).
Depending on the state, a defendant may invoke a SLAPP statute to get a
(14) In a typical SLAPP in the US, a property developer sues someone who has protested against a development, for example by writing a letter or even just signing a petition.
Stone accused Lawsky and the New York DFS of an alleged attempt to retaliate against the ELNY shortfall payees "by filing what amounts to a SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation) suit intended to intimidate the ELNY shortfall payees into withdrawing the federal class action lawsuit."
Those who reject the chilling effect of defamation law tend to do so with reference to powerful media defendants without considering the role that information technology has on broadening the range of defamation defendants (120) or the problem of SLAPP suits.
broader spectrum of SLAPP targets and would sweep bloggers and other