The trial court denied a television station's move to dismiss in this case alleging defamation. Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §27.008 permits an interlocutory appeal from the trial court's written order denying a motion to dismiss under the Texas Citizens Participation Act. The plaintiff failed to show clear and specific evidence that the challenged statements are defamatory per se. The trial court's denial is reversed and remanded.
KTRK Television, Inc. v. Robinson
Tex. App. Dist. 1
July 24, 2013