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  •  that's exactly what's happened here... (0+ / 0-)

    ...with the slight twist that the company asserts their course of action is based on statements made when no testimony or other actions related to the permitting was taking place.

    the "slight twist" may be a legal effort to avoid being slapped with the "slapp" label (bit of a pun, eh?), but i do not have the background on this to really give you a good answer.

    however...i did find this, from the "citizen media law project", which is certainly seems to be relevant, even though i can't vouch for the accuracy of the information because i don't know anything about the source:

    The CMLP has not identified any relevant statues or cases concerning Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs) in North Carolina. If you know about an anti-SLAPP law in North Carolina, please contact us...

    If you succeed in fending off a SLAPP-type lawsuit in North Carolina, you may be able to bring a claim of malicious prosecution against the original plaintiff. While North Carolina does not explicitly recognize a "SLAPPback" claim, the elements of a malicious prosecution claim are similar.

    "...this election has never been about me. it's about you."--barack obama

    by fake consultant on Tue Mar 08, 2011 at 09:31:44 PM PST

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