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Civil Actions - Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation

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Delegate Rosenberg


In the Senate - Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings

Synopsis:Altering the conditions under which a lawsuit is deemed to be a strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP suit); altering the conditions under which a defendant in a SLAPP suit is not civilly liable for specified communications; providing for the prospective application of the Act to causes of action arising on or after October 1, 2016; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Delegate Rosenberg
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2016
Judiciary  View Committee HearingJudicial Proceedings  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Civil Actions and Procedures
Narrow Subject(s):Appeals -see also- Judicial Review
Attorneys' Fees
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Court Costs
Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans'; etc.
Human Rights
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan
Statutes:Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings
(12-303, 5-807)

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