Texas Becomes 28th State To Enact Anti-SLAPP Legislation
Governor Rick Perry signed anti-SLAPP legislation into law on June 17, 2011. The Citizens Participation Act (HB 2973) passed both chambers of the Texas Legislature unanimously. As such, under Texas law the act takes effect immediately. Texans targeted with a SLAPP can now file a motion to dismiss the suit that suspends discovery until the Court rules on the motion. In addition, the Court may award fees and costs to a SLAPP victim upon the granting of the motion. For more information on the Texas anti-SLAPP law please click here.