Texas High Court Ruling Lowers Bar On Anti-SLAPP Defense
By Paul DeBenedetto (April 29, 2015, 8:38 PM EDT) -- A recent decision in the Texas Supreme Court allowing circumstantial evidence to overcome claims that a lawsuit runs afoul of the state's anti-SLAPP law cleared up years of conflict in the lower appeals courts, and could make it easier for parties to prevent such claims going forward, legal experts said.
The Friday decision in In re: Lipsky, in which Range Resources Corp. attempted to block claims under the Texas Citizens Participation Act, the state's anti-strategic lawsuit against public participation law, by a Texas couple who claimed fracking contaminated their water well with methane, said Range could not pursue defamation claims against the anti-frackers,...
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