- A Strategic Lawsuit against Public Participation, in which a business sues an organization in an attempt to intimidate it into dropping protests against a corporate plan or proposal. SLAPP suits often involve environmental matters: a residents' organization opposed to a new shopping mall might be involved in a SLAPP suit for interfering with the developer's interests. Many states have "anti-SLAPP suit" statutes that protect citizens' rights.
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SLAPP suit — A Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation, in which a corporation, business, or developer sues an organization in an attempt to scare it into dropping protests against its actions. SLAPP suits typically involve the environment for example … Law dictionary
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SLAPP — /slap/, n., v., SLAPPed, SLAPPing. n. 1. Also called SLAPP suit. a civil lawsuit brought as an intimidation measure against an activist. v.t. 2. to bring a SLAPP against. [1988, Amer.; S(trategic) L(awsuit) A(gainst) P(ublic) P(articipation)] * * … Universalium
SLAPP — /slap/, n., v., SLAPPed, SLAPPing. n. 1. Also called SLAPP suit. a civil lawsuit brought as an intimidation measure against an activist. v.t. 2. to bring a SLAPP against. [1988, Amer.; S(trategic) L(awsuit) A(gainst) P(ublic) P(articipation)] … Useful english dictionary
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