The Dallas Court of Appeals Weighs in on New Year's Eve by Reviving a Tortious Interference Claim Dismissed under the Texas Anti-Slapp

Working hard on New Year’s Eve, the Dallas Court of Appeals issued a Texas Anti-Slapp opinion in Linda Dickens v. Jason C. Webster, P.C,  05-17-00423-CV, 2018 WL 6839568  (Tex. App.—Dallas Dec. 31, 2018, no pet. h.), bringing the December 2018 total for Anti-Slapp opinions up to fourteen.  The Dallas COA reversed the trial court’s dismissal of a tortious interference with contract claim because the counter-plaintiff raised enough facts to meet the clear and specific test under Step 2 of the Texas Anti-Slapp. 

 Notably, the Dickens Opinion references the recent S & S Emergency Training Sols., Inc. v. Elliott, 17-0628, 2018 WL 6711322 (Tex. Dec. 21, 2018) on the issue of the amount of facts/evidence necessary for a claim to survive..