Wal-Mart's Trespass Suit Against Texas Unions Kept Alive

By Jess Krochtengel (April 21, 2014, 5:34 PM EDT) -- A Texas appeals court held Thursday that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. can move forward with a trespass suit against union groups that organized allegedly confrontational labor demonstrations, denying the unions' request to have the suit thrown out on free speech grounds.

The Second Court of Appeals held that Wal-Mart presented enough evidence for its trespass claim to survive scrutiny under the Texas Citizens Participation Act, an anti-strategic lawsuits against public participation law.

The court said although the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union and Organization United for Respect at Wal-Mart were picketing and distributing flyers — actions traditionally held as protected...

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