Houston Law Prof Can't Revive Amicus Filing Defamation Suit

By Jess Krochtengel (May 25, 2017, 6:03 PM EDT) -- A Texas appellate court held Thursday that a Houston law school professor can't revive a defamation suit against a family law attorney who complained after the professor penned an amicus letter opposing her litigation position.

James Paulsen, who teaches family law at South Texas College of Law Houston, sued lawyer Ellen Yarrell over a letter she sent to the dean of the law school and to the State Bar of Texas accusing him of several violations of the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, including an improper attempt to influence a tribunal and inviting a trial judge to violate judicial conduct...

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