Texas Justices Back Newspaper's Right To Defamation Retrial

By Alex Wolf (January 27, 2017, 5:57 PM EST) -- The Texas Supreme Court on Friday ruled that a defamation suit launched against an East Texas newspaper and former reporter by the son of a police chief deputy must be retried because damages were awarded without a finding that the newspaper published false statements or acted recklessly. 

Wade Brady, son of Fort Bend County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Craig Brady, brought the suit against the West Fort Bend County Star after it ran an article he said was aimed at attacking the actions of his father, but wrongly framed him to be a criminal who used his father's connections to skirt the...

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