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Wick Phillips is a full-service business law firm serving clients across Texas and the United States. Founded in 2004, the firm has grown to more than 65 attorneys with offices in Austin, Dallas and Fort Worth. The partners of the firm joined Wick Phillips after gaining valuable experience at large law firms, bringing a wealth of knowledge and insight with them to our clients. Through turbulent economic times that saw many firms shrink or fail, Wick Phillips has flourished proving the firm’s purpose-driven approach to practicing law has real value to clients.

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The venn diagram of people that know who the Tiger King is and the Landry’s, Inc. and Houston Aquarium, Inc v. Animal Legal Defense Fund et al, lawsuit is a perfect circle.  In the underlying case the ALDF threatened suit
Continue Reading The Texas Supreme Court Lets the Big Cat of Judicial Immunity Out of the Bag in its Latest Anti-Slapp Opinion.

Years ago I began reading about guardianship abuse cases and how elderly had their rights stripped from them by unscrupulous guardians using the judicial system in Las Vegas.* The black comedy “I Care a Lot” staring Rosamund Pike and Peter
Continue Reading Could Rosamund Pike Anti-Slapp Peter Dinklage? The Dallas Court of Appeals Raises and Leaves a Novel Issue Unanswered. Kind of.

Choctaw Constr. Services LLC v. Rail-Life R.R. Services, LLC, 01-20-00216-CV, 2020 WL 7702186 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] Dec. 29, 2020, no pet. h.) provides a glimpse of how COAs will handle application of the New TCPA (post the September 1,
Continue Reading I Hear that Train A Coming: New TCPA Chugs Into the New Year with an Application to a Choo Choo Dispute

As one First Amendment attorney I’m friends with once said to his detractors, “Try Harder!”  which is part of the takeaway from the 1st Houston COA in Chesser v. Aucoin, 01-20-00425-CV, 2020 WL 7391711 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] Dec. 17,
Continue Reading Coal in Your Stocking? Promissory Note Lawsuit Over Failed Cybersecurity Venture is Not a Matter of “Public Concern” under the New TCPA.

Mogged et al v. Lindamood et al, 02-18-00126-CV, 2020 WL 7074390 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth Dec. 3, 2020, no pet. h.)  started back in May 2015 and involves a local election with some “dirty pool” by someone, although who remains something
Continue Reading En Banc Ft. Worth COA Says “Sexual Predator” is Not Defamatory and Remands on a Reverse Rohrmoos Analysis

Texas First Amendment Practitioners know and utilize the Defamation Mitigation Act (“DMA”) Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code §§ 73.051-.062.  The DMA applies to all forms of defamation and provides statutory protections against and limitations on defamation claims.  The undecided
Continue Reading Fast on Their Feet, the Texas Supreme Court Side Steps Getting Tackled by the Defamation Mitigation Act.