Texas High Court Rejects TV Station's Defamation Defense

Law360, Houston (June 28, 2013, 3:43 PM EDT) -- A divided Texas Supreme Court on Friday revived a brain surgeon's suit against an Austin television news station, ruling that a broadcast about his legal troubles may have created a false impression that he was a dangerous drug addict.

An investigative report aired by CBS affiliate KEYE-TV highlighting a state disciplinary sanction Byron D. Neely received for refilling his own personal medications and separate allegations made in two malpractice lawsuits could have incorrectly led viewers to believe the surgeon was operating under the influence of drugs,...
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