Texas Justices Told Free Speech Law Kills IP Theft Claims

Law360 (April 24, 2019, 2:23 PM EDT) -- The Texas Supreme Court has been asked to resolve a split among the intermediate appellate courts over whether a state free speech law can be used to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a company alleging its former consultant helped steal its software to sell to competitors.

Medical services consultant Todd Dyer filed the petition for review with the state's high court Monday, trying to overturn a March ruling from the Fifth Court of Appeals in Dallas holding that he couldn't escape the lawsuit brought by his former employer Medoc Health Services LLC by using the Texas Citizens Participation Act. The TCPA...

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