SLAPP Suit: Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation:

Michaelin Scott and Chris Tollefson have a thorough analysis of so-called SLAPP suits in their paper, Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation: The British Columbia Experience. SLAPP suits are civil law suits usually launched by large corporations to target individuals and/or groups to deter or stop lawful assembly, protests and free speech. SlAPP suits are generally aimed at “thwarting or deterring otherwise legal behaviour such as demonstrating, boycotting, advocacy at public meet- ings, posting information on the Internet, signing or circulating petitions….” We need to stop SLAPP suits to allow democracy to work. Please donate to our legal defense fund.

http://www.elc.uvic.ca/publications/documents/Reciel-2010-SLAPP-BC-Tollefson-Scott.pdf

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