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quincy

Senior Member
#19
Posters often think "false information" that causes distress equals "defamation" so I can understand placement of the thread in this section of the forum.

There does not appear to be any false information published, though - just the naming of defendants who may or may not be legitimate parties to a lawsuit.

But, yes, all facts matters. :)
 
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Whoops2u

Well-known member
#20
There does not appear to be any false information published, though - just the naming of defendants who may or may not be legitimate parties to a lawsuit.
Court filings in Texas have "litigation privilege" as long as the "defamatory statement [bears] “some relation” to the subject matter of the underlying proceeding".
 

quincy

Senior Member
#21
Court filings in Texas have "litigation privilege" as long as the "defamatory statement [bears] “some relation” to the subject matter of the underlying proceeding".
Right. That privilege is an absolute privilege that extends to all statements made in the course of and in reference to a court proceeding. It immunizes from defamation claims the judge, the attorneys, the parties, the witnesses, advocates and jurors.

This absolute privilege is granted in all states.

That is why I said it appears there is no defamation claim that can be pursued. :)
 
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