A Dallas judge has tossed out a breach-of-contract suit filed against dog and fish owners by a pet-sitting company. The company and its owner had alleged in a lawsuit that a Yelp.com review critical of the pet-sitting company had violated a nondisparagement clause of a contract.
On Aug. 30, 160th District Judge Jim Jordan in Dallas granted the pet owners’ motion seeking a dismissal based on the Texas Anti-SLAPP statute, or what’s also known as the Citizens Participation Act. The Anti-SLAPP statute allows a judge to dismiss frivolous lawsuits filed against individuals who speak out about a matter of public concern.
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