Prohibitions Against “SLAPP” Suits: What Associations and Their Managers Need to Know

Both the Florida Homeowners’ Association Act and the Condo Act contain prohibitions against so-called “SLAPP” suits; SLAPP stands for “Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation”. The condominium anti-SLAPP suit statute is found at §718.1224 and the homeowners’ anti-SLAPP suit statute is codified at §720.304(4). While these statutes are important for associations and their management to understand, most people probably have no clue what a strategic lawsuit against public participation is, let alone how the law stands to affect associations.    Read the article………..


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