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Breitling Can't Avoid Atty Fees In Fight With Petroleum News

Law360, Dallas (April 3, 2015, 6:55 PM EDT) -- Defendants who file an anti-strategic lawsuit against public participation motion in Texas can still win the motion and accompanying attorneys’ fees after a plaintiff has nonsuited its claims, a Texas appeals court held recently in a decision ordering Breitling Oil & Gas Corp. to pay a newspaper's $82,000 in fees.

The Fifth Court of Appeals said Wednesday that a trial court was within its authority to grant an anti-SLAPP motion to dismiss filed by Petroleum Newspapers of Alaska LLC, operating as Petroleum News Bakken, weeks after...
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