An anti-SLAPP law is a type of law that aims to counter strategic public participation lawsuits (SLAPP). SLAPP litigation often involves well-known, large, wealthy companies or individuals suing a lesser-known defendant in an attempt to limit or restrict criticism. Thus, SLAPP lawsuits (and laws against SLAPP) are particularly relevant to large media organizations and professional media liability. Many states have enacted anti-SLAPP laws to provide defendants with a cost-effective way to succeed in lawsuits that are deemed to restrict free speech in relation to the public interest. Under most laws against SLAPP, the burden of proof shifts to the plaintiff (i.e., the plaintiff must show that they have sufficient evidence to reach a positive verdict before the lawsuit can proceed). In addition, if the defendant successfully rebuts the dismissal against SLAPP, he or she may recover reasonable attorney’s fees from the plaintiff.