Torts — SLAPP

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Torts — emotional distress; business plaintiff

If a defendant alleges that the plaintiff’s lawsuit is a Strategic Public Participation (SLAPP) action, the claim must be based solely on actions by the defendant to promote his or her right to petition or participate in government to justify dismissal. District 1 Appeals Court overturned and remanded A decision by Cook County Associate Judge Moira S. Johnson. Jai Prakash and Satish Parulekar were both professors in chemical engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). At once…