California Municipal Law Blog

How to Effectively “SLAPP” Back

by on July 4, 2016

posted in Damages,

SLAPP stands for “strategic lawsuit against public participation” and is perfectly named. The whole point of the lawsuit is to intimidate people into submission. The goal is not necessarily to win the case; it is to make life so difficult and expensive that the defendant just gives up and goes away. Many states, starting with California, have enacted protections against such lawsuits, recognizing that they infringe on someone’s freedom of speech and right to participate.  ... Continue Reading

tags: Defenses, Lawsuits, Motion to Strike, SLAPP,