Landry's Can't Revive Defamation Suit Over Tiger Welfare

Law360 (October 18, 2018, 4:27 PM EDT) -- Restaurant group Landry's Inc. and its Houston Aquarium restaurant lost a bid to revive their defamation lawsuit against the Animal Legal Defense Fund, which has alleged tigers held at the restaurant are mistreated, when a Texas appellate court upheld a trial court's dismissal of the suit on Thursday.

But in a partial win for Landry's the Fourteenth Court of Appeals panel did find that a $450,000 sanction the company was hit with by the trial court judge in February 2017 was "excessive" and suggested knocking it down to about $174,486, which it wrote was "an amount equal to that of the trial...

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