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Top Texas Court Won’t Review Anti-SLAPP Ruling Called Expansive

Sept. 23, 2022, 7:21 PM

A Houston real estate company is stuck with a judgment in favor of its former law firm, after the Texas Supreme Court on Friday denied its petition to review an appellate ruling it contended unfairly widened the state’s anti-SLAPP law.

Jetall Cos. sued its former lawyers at Hoover Slovacek LLP, alleging the law firm had used information gleaned from its representation of Jetall owner Ali Choudhri years earlier in a restrictive deed dispute, when it later defended a title firm that had been sued by Jetall.

This, the real estate firm claimed, violated the terms of a conflict of interest ...