Petition statement to be delivered to The Florida State House, The Florida State Senate, and Governor Rick Scott

Anti-SLAPP Legislation - strategic lawsuit against public policy

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Anti-SLAPP Legislation - strategic lawsuit against public policy

To be delivered to The Florida State House, The Florida State Senate, and Governor Rick Scott

Petition Statement

To reduce frivolous lawsuits that are intended to censor, intimidate, and silence critics by burdening them with the cost of a legal defense until they abandon their criticism or opposition. FL has an anti-SLAPP legislation but limited to government bodies. We need one that's more broad to include businesses and if the judge deems it a SLAPP, the judge awards the defendant 3X damages. This will make it less likely for businesses to file frivolous lawsuits.
There are currently 56 signatures. NEW goal - We need 100 signatures!

Petition Background

Hi,

We the people in the state of Florida and everywhere should protect our right to free, responsible speech.

There are businesses who threaten people with lawsuits with the sole purpose to shut them up and they succeed because attorneys can run as high as $300/hour. That type of lawsuit is called SLAPP – strategic lawsuit against public policy. You can read details of my case in: http://whatintegrity.biz.ht

Florida has an anti-slapp legislation but applies only to government and associations and not businesses. It should include everyone. No one should be afraid to speak the truth. Please sign my petition. Without a sense of caring, there is no sense of community. Without a sense of justice, there can be no civilization.
Thank you.

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