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Lawmakers Want To Rein In Texas' Broad Anti-SLAPP Law

Law360 (April 23, 2019, 4:39 PM EDT) -- A struggle over a state free speech law is playing out this legislative session in Texas, with a contingent of lawmakers trying to limit the scope of the protections while First Amendment advocacy groups are fighting to preserve it.

The Texas Citizens Participation Act was unanimously passed by the Texas Legislature in 2011, touted as an anti-SLAPP tool that would keep powerful entities with deep pockets from bringing lawsuits to discourage individuals from speaking out. A key part of the law is a loser-pays provision that requires the party who brought the suit to pay attorney fees and sanctions if the...

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