554.02 PROTECTION OF CITIZENS TO PARTICIPATE IN GOVERNMENT.
Subdivision 1. Applicability.
This section applies to any motion in a judicial proceeding
to dispose of a judicial claim on the grounds that the claim materially relates to an act of the
moving party that involves public participation.
Subd. 2. Procedure.
On the filing of any motion described in subdivision 1:
(1) discovery must be suspended pending the final disposition of the motion, including any
appeal; provided that the court may, on motion and after a hearing and for good cause shown,
order that specified and limited discovery be conducted;
(2) the responding party has the burden of proof, of going forward with the evidence, and of
persuasion on the motion;
(3) the court shall grant the motion and dismiss the judicial claim unless the court finds that
the responding party has produced clear and convincing evidence that the acts of the moving party
are not immunized from liability under section
(4) any governmental body to which the moving party's acts were directed or the attorney
general's office may intervene in, defend, or otherwise support the moving party.
History: 1994 c 566 s 2