Texas Court Trims Cop's Defamation Suit Against Union

Law360, Dallas (January 31, 2014, 9:19 PM EST) -- A Texas appeals court on Friday dismissed most of a defamation suit by a former employee against police union Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas under a state free speech law, rejecting a constitutional challenge to the law.

Partially reversing a trial judge’s order, the Third Court of Appeals dismissed several claims brought against the union by Mike Sheffield, a former CLEAT field service representative and Austin police officer who claimed CLEAT officials falsely accused him of committing criminal acts.

Several of Sheffield’s claims survived and...
To view the full article, register now.

UK Financial Services

UK Financial Services

Read Our Latest UK Financial Services Coverage

Financial Services Law360 UK provides breaking news and analysis on the financial sector. Coverage includes UK and European Union policy, enforcement, and litigation involving banks, asset management firms, and other financial services organizations.