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Consider this scenario: You have selected a location for a small residential development. You have conducted market studies, prepared site plans, and found a bank to finance you. Finally, you are ready to submit your plans to the local zoning authority. And then your worst nightmare becomes reality: local citizens organize a group to stop your development. Suddenly, your name is plastered on signs in front yards, on bumper stickers, and in the editorial page of the local paper. The zoning hearing is being rescheduled from city hall to the municipal auditorium to hold the angry mobs. What can you do? SLAPP them. More and more developers, faced with this situation, are taking the offense and suing the citizens who have organized