Court of Appeals Issues Anti-SLAPP Opinions

Court of Appeals Issues Anti-SLAPP Opinions

Texas’s Anti-SLAPP statute, also known as the Texas Citizens Participation Act (“TCPA”), continues to be a hot topic in the courts of appeal.  The Fourth Court of Appeals in San Antonio recently issued two opinions discussing the TCPA. Court Holds That Actual Amount of Damages Not Required to Defeat TCPA Motion In Quintanilla v. West,…

Lauren Valkenaar

Lauren A. Valkenaar Joins Firm as Partner

Chasnoff, Mungia, Pepping & Stribling, LLP proudly announces the addition of Lauren A. Valkenaar as a named partner in the Firm. The Firm will rename itself as Chasnoff, Mungia, Valkenaar, Pepping & Stribling, LLP (Chasnoff | Stribling).

San Antonio Insurance Defense Attorneys

The United States District Court for the District of Minnesota Considers the Scope of a Prior Acts Exclusion Under an Excess D&O Policy

In Tile Shop Holdings, Inc. v. Allied World Nat’l Assurance Co., 2019 WL 2357044 (D. Minn. June 4, 2019), the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota held that a prior acts exclusion in an excess D&O policy precluded coverage for claim that occurred during the policy period because the claim arose from “the same nucleus of operative facts” as a claim that occurred prior to the policy incepting.

San Antonio Employment Law Attorneys

U.S. Supreme Court Holds that an Employee’s Failure to File a Pre-Suit Discrimination Charge with the EEOC Does Not Necessarily Deprive a Court of Jurisdiction over an Employment Discrimination Lawsuit

In Fort Bend County, Texas v. Davis, 2019 WL 2331306 (U.S. June 3, 2019), the Supreme Court of the United States held that failing to file a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission does not deprive a court of jurisdiction over an employment discrimination lawsuit.