Jason Bloom, Charlie Jones and David Harper in Law360: Dallas Magazine Beats Police Officers' Defamation Suit


A Texas appellate court on Thursday ruled against a group of police officers who sued a Dallas magazine over a report they issued false tickets, holding the magazine didn’t act with actual malice in reporting the story and didn’t have to reveal confidential sources.

Five Dallas police officers sued D Magazine for defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress and tortious interference with employment after it published an article in 2007 and subsequent blog posts and follow-ups detailing allegations that a police officer was fired after she reported her superior and other officers for writing fraudulent tickets for drug violations and prostitution to boost their activity numbers, according to court documents...

D Magazine was represented by Donald C. Templin, Jason P. BloomCharlie M. Jones and David H. Harper of Haynes and Boone, LLP.

Excerpted from Law360, August 10, 2012. To view full article, click here (subscription required).

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