Texas High Court Review Sought In Defamation Doc Fight

Law360, New York (January 15, 2013, 6:06 PM EST) -- A Texas judge who filed an unsuccessful defamation suit against an attorney has urged the state's Supreme Court to overturn lower court rulings that documents related to the case are publicly available court records, arguing the records are protected under an agreement between the parties.

Dallas District Judge Carlos Cortez contended that trial and appeals court decisions linked to his defamation lawsuit against attorney Coyt Randal Johnston ignored the parties' agreement limiting disclosure of a deposition and witness statements, and that they weren't public information since...
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