Why States Need Anti-SLAPP Laws: To Protect Information in the Marketplace
Much of neo-classical economics assumes perfect information exists in a free market, yet in the real world, things can be less transparent. >>
– On behalf of Houston ABC affiliate KTRK Television, Inc., Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers have obtained a First District Court of Appeals dismissal of a defamation lawsuit under the application of Texas’ anti-strategic lawsuit against public participation (anti-SLAPP) statute and due to lack of sufficient proof. >>
Victims of trade secret theft in Texas can sue under common law theories of recovery, including trade secret misappropriation, and they can sue under the Texas Theft Liability Act (“TTLA”). >>
For the first time, Texas rules permit a motion to dismiss.
On February 12, the Texas Supreme Court released the final version of Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 91a, which (1) establishes procedures for dismissal of civil claims, and (2) provides for the mandatory award of attorneys’ fees to the prevailing party. >>