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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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We have 5 other meanings of SLAPP in our Acronym Attic

Samples in periodicals archive:

I have been struck with a Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (know as SLAPP) lawsuit, alleging unfounded and damaging complaints to the securities regulators, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the auditor and Royal Bank
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.