The Texas Anti-Slapp statute (TCPA)- what is it? Background In MISKO v. BACKES d/b/a BACKES...Read More
An appeal cannot be taken from a denial of a Texas anti-SLAPP, TCPA motion to dismiss if the trial court never held a hearing. If the trial court refuses to hold a hearing, a writ of mandamus is the appropriate remedy. The record must show clearly that a hearing was requested. The writ of mandamus must be timely.Read More
Texas Anti-Slapp Law Motion to Dismiss and a Timely Hearing Background In Grubbs v. ATW Investments, Inc., 544 S.W.3d 421, (Tex. App. – San Antonio 2017, no. pet.), ATW filed suit against Grubbs, an attorney, for attorney...Read More
Background In Hearst Newspapers, et. al. v. Status Lounge Incorporated, No. 14-17-00310-CV, (Tex. App. – Houston [14th], December 19, 2017, the court discussed the interplay between the Texas Anti-Slapp or the Texas...Read More
Justice Court In DUCHOUQUETTE v. PRESTIGIOUS PETS, LLC, No. 05-16-01163-CV (Tex. App. – Dallas, November 6, 2017), a husband and wife left their pets, including their fish, under the care of Pets. They watched their fish...Read More
Texas Anti-Slapp Appeal Rights Without A Hearing Facts In a defamation case heard by the Dallas Court of Appeals, MOLLY v. GORDON, No. 05-17-00176-CV, (Tex. App. – Dallas, September 26, 2017 no. pet.) (mem. op.) , the...Read More
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