2010 Tennessee Code
Title 4 - State Government
Chapter 21 - Human Rights
Part 10 - Tennessee Anti-Slapp Act of 1997 Strategic Lawsuits Against Political Participation
4-21-1003 - Immunity from SLAPP suits Exceptions Costs.

4-21-1003. Immunity from SLAPP suits Exceptions Costs.

(a)  Any person who in furtherance of such person's right of free speech or petition under the Tennessee or United States Constitution in connection with a public or governmental issue communicates information regarding another person or entity to any agency of the federal, state or local government regarding a matter of concern to that agency shall be immune from civil liability on claims based upon the communication to the agency.

(b)  The immunity conferred by this section shall not attach if the person communicating such information:

     (1)  Knew the information to be false;

     (2)  Communicated information in reckless disregard of its falsity; or

     (3)  Acted negligently in failing to ascertain the falsity of the information if such information pertains to a person or entity other than a public figure.

(c)  A person prevailing upon the defense of immunity provided for in this section shall be entitled to recover costs and reasonable attorneys' fees incurred in establishing the defense.

[Acts 1997, ch. 403, § 3.]  

Disclaimer: These codes may not be the most recent version. Tennessee may have more current or accurate information. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or the information linked to on the state site. Please check official sources.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.