Tennessee Public Participation Act


Except as indicated, all indented material is copied directly from the court’s opinion. 

Decisions of the Tennessee Supreme Court

Decisions of the Tennessee Court of Appeals

Lee v. Mitchell, No. M2022-00088-COA-R3-CV, p. 7 (Tenn. Ct. App. Aug. 17, 2023). 

We review a trial court’s decision to grant or deny a TPPA petition under a de novo standard of review. See Doe v. Roe, 638 S.W.3d 614, 617 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2021); Nandigam Neurology, PLC v. Beavers, 639 S.W.3d 651, 657 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2021); Pragnell v. Franklin, No. E2022-00524-COA-R3-CV, 2023 WL 2985261, at *6 (Tenn. Ct. App. Apr. 18, 2023); Reiss v. Rock Creek Constr., Inc., No. E2021-01513-COA-R3-CV, 2022 WL 16559447, at *3 (Tenn. Ct. App. Nov. 1, 2022); accord Thomas R. Burke, Anti-SLAPP Litigation § 2:89 (Sept. 2022 Update) (“The appellate court reviews de novo a trial court’s ruling on an anti-SLAPP motion.” (citations omitted)); ACLU v. Zeh, 864 S.E.2d 422 (Ga. 2021) (“We generally review a trial court’s ruling on an anti-SLAPP motion to strike de novo . . . .” (citations omitted)).


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