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What does SLAPP stand for?

SLAPP stands for Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation

This definition appears very frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:

  • Military and Government
  • Organizations, NGOs, schools, universities, etc.

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Wikipedia defines a strategic lawsuit against public participation as "one which is intended to censor, intimidate and silence critics by burdening them with the cost of a legal defense until they abandon their criticism or opposition.
The Briggs & Stratton action has been often referred to as a SLAPP suit, meaning a Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation, words that speak for themselves.
The newspaper lawsuit also alleges that the union's action is a SLAPP case -- a strategic lawsuit against public participation, intended to prevent citizens from exercising their political rights or to punish those who have done so.
That's a suit filed under provisions of the Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation statute enacted in 1992 that allows for a motion to strike a complaint that arises from conduct that falls within the rights of petition and free speech.