Indiana has a good anti-SLAPP law. It was enacted in 1998.
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|Indiana||Ind. Code. 34-7-7-1 to 10 (2011)||Y||Y||Y||Y||?||?||?|
Any conduct in furtherance of free speech or petition in connection with a public issue or issue of public interest, is protected.
Indiana SLAPP Stories:
An Attorney General is threatening a defamation lawsuit against the person who leaked a confidential memo detailing allegations that he groped four women.
A District Court judge in the Southern District of Indiana granted PETA’s motion to dismiss a counterclaim for defamation, saying that the allegations fell well short of making a claim. Yet the judge declined to award PETA attorney fees under Indiana’s Anti-SLAPP law.
Tim Evans, The Indianapolis Star's consumer advocate, writes about “bad reviews and lawsuits.”
In a paradigmatic CyberSLAPP, Butler University in Indiana brought suit against an anonymous poster who had made comments about the school’s dean. The school filed a libel suit, which some commentators called “hopeless,” in January of 2009.
A libel suit against an Indiana TV station was revived after a docket mishap surfaced, leading the judge to decide he'd acted too quickly to dismiss the case.