SLAPP suit

Definition of "SLAPP suit"
  1. Strategic lawsuit against public participation: a lawsuit lodged by a corporation or business against an organization to discourage protests against their actions, often related to environmental concerns
How to use "SLAPP suit" in a sentence
  1. The local residents faced a SLAPP suit when they opposed the shopping mall construction.
  2. The oil company filed a SLAPP suit against the environmental group to silence their protests.
  3. The community group was threatened with a SLAPP suit after rallying against the proposed factory.

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