Saturday, June 29, 2013


TEXAS SUPREME COURT OPENS DOOR TO MORE DEFAMATION LAWSUITS

For the Opinion click here

I like the way this opinion is written - it cuts to the chase with a really simple summary before it gets into the factual summary.

The bottom line is, the press now must investigate whether or not statements provided to them are at least substantially true.  Under the guise of news they can no longer just print whatever they are told under the protection they are just reporting what they were told.  If the statement is defamatory they may not repeat it without liability.

The Coronado case against Peter Zavaletta and the Brownsville Herald is pending a motion for new trial.  This decision could put that case back in a state for trial.

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