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October 8, 2012

State Supreme Court may hear local defamation case

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— Lipsky case

The WallBuilders case isn’t the only high profile Parker County case that has been similarly affected by the Fort Worth court of appeals’ interpretation of the new anti-SLAPP law.

Attorneys for the Steven and Shyla Lipsky, accused in a multi-million dollar lawsuit filed by Range Resources of conspiring to defame the company after the Lipskys filed a lawsuit accusing the company of contaminating their water well, also filed a similar motion in the 43rd District Court asking Judge Trey Loftin to dismiss Range’s case under the anti-SLAPP law. Loftin denied the motion.  

The Lipskys also took the issue to the court of appeals and, a week after the court of appeals ruling in the Wallbuilders case, the appeal was dismissed based on the same reasoning.

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