What is an anti-SLAPP motion?

A Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (SLAPP) means that a lawsuit has been filed to  silence a person from publicly expressing their opinion. What is considered an opinion is a complicated legal issue and you should seek legal advice from your attorney. Nonetheless, SLAPP lawsuits, by statute, are illegal and result in the plaintiff paying the legal bills of the defendant — if the defendant prevails on an anti-SLAPP motion.