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The Act creates a motion to strike and a motion to dismiss for use by defendants whose right to free speech or right to petition government for a redress of grievances related to an issue of public interest or concern is challenged by the interposition of a civil suit. The Act requires the plaintiff and the attorney of record to certify that the claims are not advanced for the purpose of restricting such First Amendment speech. The Act also amends the definition of privileged communications under Georgia's torts of libel and slander to include such speech related to an issue of public interest or concern.

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