Paul C. Watler

Paul C. Watler

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Paul Watler Speaks: Save the Plane – Or Save Yourself From a Libel Suit?

Fear of liability may match fear of flying for many Americans. We all know that commercial aviation is one of the safest forms of modern transportation. But it only takes a gut-wrenching drop of an aircraft in the...more

4/28/2015 - Actual Malice Air Wisconsin v. Hoeper Airlines Airplane Accidents Aviation Industry Defamation Invasion of Privacy Libel Popular Privacy Policy Public Safety SCOTUS TSA Whistleblowers

Paul Watler Speaks: Old-School Investigative Sports Reporting: Still Relevant After All These Years

As a young lawyer in 1985, a case came my way that combined several passions: college football, newspaper journalism and the First Amendment. I was the associate attorney assigned to help apply legal muscle in support of our...more

11/6/2014 - College Athletes Football Investigations Journalism Media NCAA Newspapers Sports Traditional News Universities

Texas Web Publishers Earn Novel Protection Against Stale Lawsuits

In a case of first impression for a state appellate court, a Texas broadcaster was protected against a stale libel suit arising from a news report posted to the Internet. ...more

8/28/2014 - Appeals Broadcasting Internet Libel News Stories Statute of Limitations

Paul Watler Speaks: Can't Handle the Truth? The Truth Defense in the Texas Supreme Court

A decades-long string of libel opinions by the Texas Supreme Court in favor of media defendants came to a resounding halt this summer. In Neely v. Wilson, the Court reversed summary judgment for an Austin television station....more

12/4/2013 - Affirmative Defenses Libel

Jackson Walker's VIA Media Postcard - May 2013

In This Issue: - Paul Watler's Perspective: Texas Anti-SLAPP Wins for Media Defendants - Two recent cases show that Texas Courts of Appeals will take the Citizens Participation Act's evidentiary requirements...more

6/1/2013 - Anti-SLAPP First Amendment

Paul Watler's Perspective: Political Ads on Public Broadcast Stations

Does Congress have constitutional authority to ban paid political advertising from public broadcast stations? Ad-weary viewers may learn the answer just in time for the next presidential election. ...more

12/14/2012 - Political Advertising Radio Stations

Jackson Walker's VIA Media Postcard - November/December 2012

In This Issue: - Paul Watler's Perspective: One of the few places of refuge from the political campaign advertising onslaught was public television and radio. That may change depending on a little-noticed First Amendment...more

12/10/2012 - Advertising First Amendment Libel Political Contributions

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