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Georgia has a good anti-SLAPP law. It was enacted in 1996 and was originally a weak anti-SLAPP law.  However, in 2016, it was strengthened and protects a broader range of speech and petition activity.

Jurisdiction Statute or Case Law? Any Forum? Any Public Issue? Mandatory Attorney Fees/Costs? Additional Burden? Amendment After Grant? Amendment While Pending? Immediate Appeal?
Georgia Ga. Code. Ann. 9-11-11.1 Y Y ? Y Y

GA. CODE ANN. § 9-11-11.1 (1996)

Statements made before a government body, or in connection with an issue under review by a government body, are protected in that a plaintiff filing a claim arising from such statements must file a verification that the claim is in good faith.

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