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E-M:/ Lawmakers push for anti-SLAPP legislation



Bill would discourage suits meant to harass and intimidate public officials
 
TRAVERSE CITY -- Two northern Michigan lawmakers expect to introduce legislation this week to discourage developers from using frivolous lawsuits to intimidate and harass public officials and local opposition groups.
 
The proposed law would help prevent court actions commonly known as SLAPP suits, or strategic lawsuits against public participation.
 




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