Plaintiffs suing radio show host Alex Jones and his website Infowars are clearing a major litigation hurdle, but they have a long road ahead—all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, if the defendants get their way.
Mark Bankston, partner in Farrar & Ball in Houston, is handling four cases in which trial courts have allowed claims to survive dismissal under the Texas Citizens Participation Act, a law that dismisses SLAPP lawsuits, or strategic lawsuits against public participation. Austin’s appellate court has allowed two of those rulings to stand, while another case is pending review and a fourth matter is on its way up.
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