James Paulsen, a professor at South Texas College of Law Houston, has lost his bid to revive a defamation suit he brought against Houston lawyer Ellen Yarrell.

In a 28-page opinion, a two-judge panel of the 1st Texas Court of Appeals in Houston affirmed a take-nothing final summary judgment in Yarrell’s favor. The court affirmed the judgment after overruling Paulsen’s assertion that a letter about him that Yarrell sent to South Texas Dean Donald Guter was defamatory.

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