BBB Dodges Atty's Defamation Suit In Texas Appeals Court

Law360, Dallas (May 16, 2013, 5:50 PM EDT) -- A Texas appeals court on Wednesday dismissed a Dallas lawyer's claims the Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan Dallas Inc. defamed him by giving him an "F" ranking, saying the suit was barred under the state's Texas Citizens Participation Act.

The Dallas Court of Appeals said attorney Lloyd Ward of Lloyd Ward & Associates failed to establish by clear and specific evidence he had valid defamation claims against the BBB and said the BBB's business reviews relate to a matter of public concern and are protected as...
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