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Title
Courts - Civil Actions - Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation
Sponsored by
Delegates Rosenberg and Cardin
Status
In the House - Hearing 2/05 at 2:00 p.m.
Analysis
Fiscal and Policy Note
Synopsis
Altering the conditions under which a lawsuit is considered a strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP suit); specifying the conditions under which a lawsuit is not considered a SLAPP suit; altering the conditions under which a defendant in a SLAPP suit is not civilly liable for certain communications; providing for a plaintiff's burden and the award of certain fees in connection with a motion to dismiss; providing that a ruling or failure to rule on a certain motion is immediately appealable; etc.
Committees
Original:
Judiciary  
Details
Cross-filed with: SB1042
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2020
History
Legislation History
Chamber
House
Calendar Date
1/22/2020
Legislative Date
1/22/2020
Action
First Reading Judiciary
Proceedings
Chamber
House
Calendar Date
1/22/2020
Legislative Date
1/22/2020
Action
Hearing 2/05 at 2:00 p.m.
Proceedings
Chamber Calendar Date Legislative Date Action Proceedings
House 1/22/2020 1/22/2020 First Reading Judiciary
Text - First - Courts - Civil Actions - Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation
House 1/22/2020 1/22/2020 Hearing 2/05 at 2:00 p.m.
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Last Updated: 2/19/2020 5:44 AM