Consequences of H.B. 2730 and the Implications it has on the Texas Anti-SLAPP Statute
On June 2, 2019, Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 2730 into law. The law creates substantial changes to the Texas Citizens Participation Act (hereinafter TCPA or Anti-SLAPP) and goes into effect on September 1, 2019. Anti-SLAPP laws were designed to protect Texans from frivolous lawsuits by allowing a court to dismiss a suit arising