slapp suit

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slapp suit

noun action against public, action to deter protests, harassment through legal means, infliction of punnshment for protesting, judicial process as a means to dissourage protests, lawsuit to deter opposition, litigation to deter opposition, participation suit, retaliation for protests, retribution for protesting, retributive justice, scare tactics, strategic lawsuit, vengeance
Associated concepts: antislapp suit
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In legal jargon, food disparagement suits are called SLAPPs, for Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation.
That's a suit filed under provisions of the Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation statute enacted in 1992 that allows for a motion to strike a complaint that arises from conduct that falls within the rights of petition and free speech.
A SLAPP lawsuit -- Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation -- is a lawsuit to prevent or punish a person's exercise of the rights to free speech and to petition the government for redress of grievances, guaranteed by the federal and California constitutions.
Abdallah Farrukh is a SLAPP - or strategic lawsuit against public participation - which is brought to obtain an economic advantage over a defendant, not to vindicate a legal right of the plaintiff, attorneys for Farrukh said in court papers.
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