Travis Crabtree

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 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 Citizens Participation Act Defamation First Amendment Free Speech Motion to Dismiss Protected Activity Texas

Back From The Land Of Trial Mode: January Quicklinks

There has not been much activity on the blog because we have been engaged in a long copyright and misappropriation of trade secrets trial. So, we share with you some of the articles we have been reading, but just haven’t had...more

1/30/2014 - Anonymity Blogs Cyberbullying Defamation Disclosure Fake Reviews First Amendment Free Speech Libel Online Reviews Transparency Yelp

Facebook “Like” Is Protected First Amendment Speech

I don’t often make predictions on legal outcomes, so when I do and I get it right, it’s worth sharing. In May, we talked about whether “liking” a candidate would constitute protected speech under the First Amendment. A...more

9/24/2013 - Facebook First Amendment Free Speech

Firing Employees For Their Social Media Content – First, Stop And Think [Audio]

Much has been written about whether you can fire someone for what they put on Facebook. Your gut reaction may be that surely if someone talks bad about the company, you can fire them. The National Relations Labor Board...more

1/29/2013 - Facebook First Amendment Free Speech Hiring & Firing NLRB Protected Concerted Activity

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