PBPost: Anti-SLAPP legislation deals a long-awaited blow to law suits

A SLAPP suit purports to right a wrong but actually is brought to silence critics — often residents who speak out at public meetings or write letters to newspaper editors. (Cartoon: lawcomix.com)

From The Palm Beach Post’s award-winning blogger, Sally Swartz: On the Treasure Coast, where residents have spent millions over the last few decades defending themselves against corporations and deep-pocket developers who tried to shut them up, the law offers hope.

The 2015 legislative session was so loaded with disasters — such as Gov. Rick Scott and lawmakers’ arrogant misuse of money residents voted to spend saving  environmental lands — that few noticed the quiet passage of the anti-SLAPP law.

For the complete entry: http://opinionzone.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2015/08/23/anti-slapp-legislation-deals-a-long-awaited-blow-to-law-suits/

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