Legal Experts, Civic Groups Support Pa. Anti-SLAPP Bill

Law360, Philadelphia (April 24, 2014, 3:49 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania state legislative committee was urged Thursday to approve a bill that would create broad new protections against so-called strategic lawsuits against public participation, or SLAPP suits, filed against individuals and civic groups to stifle criticism against businesses and developers.

Legal experts, representatives from local civic associations and groups including the American Civil Liberties Union testifying at a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee lined up in support of legislation that would make it easier for defendants to win dismissals when facing frivolous SLAPP suits...
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