04/02/2015 03:56 pm ET

Should Lawyers Be Held Accountable When Clients Sue Just To Punish Whistleblowers?

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Deep-pocketed companies have a long history of filing frivolous lawsuits with the sole intent of putting defendants through the expensive legal wringer. This sort of courtroom bullying is known as a Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (SLAPP) and several states have Anti-SLAPP laws to deter this type of abuse.

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