A Dallas appeals court has reversed a trial court and rendered judgment that the plaintiff take nothing in a $1 billion civil suit that accused an alternative weekly newspaper of wrongfully disclosing the HIV-positive status of a person mentioned by name in an article. The appeals court's analysis centered on whether the newspaper had actually disclosed a medical test result in the article. The panel ruled that the newspaper did not have knowledge of the plaintiff's test result.
Texas Appeals Court Sides With Newspaper in $1 Billion Suit Over HIV Disclosure
February 13, 2006