Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 27.003. Motion to Dismiss

(a) If a legal action is based on, relates to, or is in response to a party's exercise of the right of free speech, right to petition, or right of association, that party may file a motion to dismiss the legal action.

(b) A motion to dismiss a legal action under this section must be filed not later than the 60th day after the date of service of the legal action.  The court may extend the time to file a motion under this section on a showing of good cause.

(c) Except as provided by Section 27.006(b) , on the filing of a motion under this section, all discovery in the legal action is suspended until the court has ruled on the motion to dismiss.


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