Recruiter Asks Texas High Court To Block Web Defamation

Law360, Houston (January 9, 2014, 5:45 PM EST) -- A legal recruiter told the Texas Supreme Court on Thursday that his former employer’s free speech rights shouldn’t prevent removal of allegedly defamatory Internet postings accusing him of bribing an associate at K&L Gates LLP to hire a job candidate.

Robert Kinney asked the high court to sign off on a permanent injunction ordering BCG Attorney Search Inc. and its founder, Harrison Barnes, to scrub the allegations from the company’s website. A trial court and the Third District Court of Appeals rejected Kinney’s request as an...
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