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Travis Crabtree

Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

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Texas Anti-SLAPP Law: The Expanding Scope of the Texas Citizen’s Participation Act – Part 4 – A decision in Schlumberger, sort of

Since we published Part 3 that discussed the details of an interesting case here in Houston, Schlumberger v. Rutherford, the First Court of Appeals issued its opinion on Tuesday. The best description of the decision is a...more

8/28/2015 - Anti-SLAPP Appeals Breach of Contract Breach of Duty Conversion Fiduciary Duty First Amendment Free Speech Interlocutory Orders Jurisdiction Misappropriation Motion to Dismiss Trade Secrets

Texas Anti-SLAPP Law: The Expanding Scope of the Texas Citizen’s Participation Act – Part 3

The basics of the Texas Anti-SLAPP law In part three we are going to deep dive into a specific case that has garnered a lot of attention-Schlumberger v. Rutherford which is currently on appeal to the Houston Court of...more

8/5/2015 - Anti-SLAPP Breach of Contract Data Collection Discovery First Amendment Infringement Litigation Strategies Misappropriation Patent Infringement Patents Restraining Orders TCPA Tortious Interference Trade Secrets Work Computer

Texas Anti-SLAPP Law: The Expanding Scope of the Texas Citizen’s Participation Act – Part 2

It is easy to see how this applies to your straightforward defamation case assuming the defendant engaged in the “exercise of the right of free speech” which means “a communication made in connection with a matter of public...more

7/29/2015 - Anti-SLAPP Defamation Email Exxon Mobil Free Speech Internal Communications Motion to Dismiss Tortious Interference TX Supreme Court Wrongful Termination

Texas Anti-SLAPP Law: The Expanding Scope of the Texas Citizen’s Participation Act – Part 1

The Texas Anti-SLAPP law is known as the Texas Citizens Participation Act (the “TCPA” found at Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code at § 27.001, et seq.). “If a legal action is based on, relates to, or is in response to a party’s...more

7/13/2015 - Anti-SLAPP Attorney's Fees Defamation First Amendment Free Speech Motion to Dismiss Protected Activity Texas

Legal Perspective on Negative Online Reviews: What Both Sides Should Consider Before Jumping Into the Fray

We recently asked: for customers and businesses alike, what should we know about libel and defamation (and the legal pitfalls of online rants in general) before we post negative comments online? Here’s what we heard back....more

2/6/2014 - Anti-SLAPP Defamation Legal Perspectives Libel Online Reviews Social Media Yelp

The Anatomy Of A Defamation Claim – Scottie Pippen’s Case Is Dismissed

I think Scottie Pippen is one of the most overrated players in the history of the NBA. My opinion may be soured because I am a Houston Rockets fan and the experiment with him, Olajuwon and Charles Barkley did not end well....more

8/29/2013 - Actual Malice Anti-SLAPP Athletes Defamation Dismissals NBA Sports

Most Popular Posts Of 2012

Yes, it’s the lazy way to do a post during the week before Christmas and New Year. In my next post, we will use this information to help predict the trends of legal issues for online media, marketing, internet law and...more

12/28/2012 - Anti-SLAPP Copyright Defamation Domain Names Internet SOPA

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