The legislature approved HB 513 and it now awaits signature by Governor Deal. HB 513 expands the existing Anti-Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP) statute to matters of public interest and is a major deterrent in halting the filing of frivolous lawsuits. Modeled from legislation in other states such as California, HB 513 will be a key component in supporting a large and growing movie, film and TV industry in Georgia. The Chamber views this as common sense civil justice legislation that will reduce frivolous lawsuits and support an important and growing industry in our state.
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