Texas Justices Asked To Weigh In On Anti-SLAPP Exemption

Law360, New York (March 6, 2014, 5:08 PM EST) -- An assisted living facility on Wednesday asked the Texas Supreme Court to toss a ruling in a defamation suit that held that a business-transaction exemption to a state law protecting free speech did not apply to newspaper articles describing poor conditions and Medicaid fraud at the facility.

The Crazy Water Retirement Hotel brought the suit after the Mineral Wells Index published a series of articles that detailed allegedly hazardous safety conditions and Medicaid fraud at the North Texas retirement home. Mineral Wells Index owner Newspaper Holdings...
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