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    Subdivision 1. Attorney fees and costs. The court shall award a moving party who prevails
in a motion under this chapter reasonable attorney fees and costs associated with the bringing
of the motion.
    Subd. 2. Damages. (a) A moving party may petition the court for damages under this section
in conjunction with a motion under this chapter.
(b) If a motion under this chapter is granted and the moving party demonstrates that the
respondent brought the cause of action in the underlying lawsuit for the purpose of harassment,
to inhibit the moving party's public participation, to interfere with the moving party's exercise
of protected constitutional rights, or otherwise wrongfully injure the moving party, the court
shall award the moving party actual damages. The court may award the moving party punitive
damages under section 549.20. A motion to amend the pleadings under section 549.191 is not
required under this section, but the claim for punitive damages must meet all other requirements
of section 549.191.
History: 1994 c 566 s 4; 1995 c 186 s 98

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