MOTIONS TO DISMISS – TEXAS ANTI-SLAPP LAW: TEX. CIV. PRAC. & REM. CODE CH. 27

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On June 17, 2011, Texas Governor Rick Perry affixed his neat signature to Texas’ new anti-SLAPP law, entitled the Texas Citizens Participation Act (the “TCPA”), and in so doing Texas joined 28 states and the District of Columbia in enacting various forms of legislation purportedly aimed at preventing frivolous lawsuits from stifling free speech activities and the rights of petition and association.

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Topics:  Anti-SLAPP, Frivolous Lawsuits, New Legislation, TCPA

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