Texas

Grade: B

Texas has a good anti-SLAPP law. It was enacted in 2011, but modified in 2019. More info on changes to the law here.

Statute or Case Law? Any Forum? Any Public Issue? Mandatory Attorney Fees/Costs? Additional Burden? Amendment After Grant? Amendment While Pending? Immediate Appeal?
Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code section 27.002-9 Y Y ? ? Y Y
 

The Citizens Participation Act (HB 2973)

Governor Rick Perry signed anti-SLAPP legislation into law on June 17, 2011. It passed both chambers of the Texas Legislature unanimously. As such, under Texas law the act takes effect immediately. Texans targeted with a SLAPP can now file a motion to dismiss the suit that suspends discovery until the Court rules on the motion. In addition, the Court may award fees and costs to a SLAPP victim upon the granting of the motion.


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