Texas Law: Republication Rule

David A. Szwak

Texas Law: Republication Rule

Postby David A. Szwak » Mon Oct 10, 2005 1:59 pm

Although a party is generally not liable for a republication of a defamatory statement by another, if a reasonable person would recognize that an act creates an unreasonable risk that the defamatory matter will be communicated to a third party, the conduct becomes a negligent communication, which amounts to a publication just as effectively as an intentional communication. Wheeler v. Methodist Hosp., 95 S.W.3d 628, Tex.App.-Hous. (1 Dist.), Dec 19, 2002

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