1. Texas Newsroom Legal Toolbox


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    Attorney Laura Prather of TAB Associate Member law firm Haynes and Boone LLP will cover four laws benefitting Texas newsrooms that were championed by TAB. This webinar will cover: Defamation Mitigation Act (2013) - the newest tool available to newsrooms which can potentially limit financial exposure Anti-SLAPP litigation law (2011) - a quick way to get dismissed from a suit AND potentially recoup legal costs Free Flow of Information Act (2009) - the Texas reporter shield law that can help prevent staff from being tied up in court Texas Interlocutory Appeal Statute (1993) - a way to expeditiously overturn bad lower court decisions Prather drafted three of the four pieces of legislation and represented TAB and other groups in legislative negotiations on bill language. She is a longtime member of TAB’s Newsroom Legislative Committee and is the legal counsel for a number of Texas broadcast newsrooms.

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