BBB Hit With Antitrust Suit After Sinking Defamation Claim

Law360, Houston (December 19, 2013, 8:50 PM EST) -- A home repair company launched an antitrust suit in Texas state court Thursday against the Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan Houston Inc. after an appeals court ruled that earlier litigation over an “F” rating the company received was barred by Texas’ anti-SLAPP law.

John Moore Services Inc. says the BBB, its board members and rival home maintenance company Church Enterprises Inc. conspired to drive John Moore out of the home repair market when it refused to submit to the BBB’s unfair rating system. The suit comes...
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