Join Us for a Panel Discussion on the Texas Anti-SLAPP Law at UT Law’s Technology Conference
The University of Texas Law School’s 2019 Technology Law Conference will feature a panel discussion about the Texas Citizen’s Participation Act with Shannon Hutcheson, Judge Lee Yeakel of the Western District of Texas, and former Justice Scott Field. The discussion is entitled, “The TCPA: Still “Crazy” After All These (Seven) Years,” and will include the latest 2019 Texas legislative updates on the anti-SLAPP law.
The Texas Citizen’s Participation Act (TCPA), which is the Texas anti-SLAPP law, is the latest mechanism that is being used to dismiss all kinds of lawsuits, including cases involving theft of trade secrets and violations of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements. And, these dismissals often come with a hefty attorneys’ fee award for the other side. The panel will discuss the background of the TCPA, review recent caselaw developments in both state and federal courts, and consider the TCPA’s impact on commercial litigation in the future.
Hutcheson Bowers has handled multiple TCPA motions, both at trial and on appeal.
The Technology Law Conference is on May 23-24, 2019 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas.