Truth defeats a tortious interference with contract claim

June 16, 2017 | By DEBORAH LA FETRA

Telling the truth is not a tort. Today, as PLF urged in its amicus brief, the Texas Supreme Court ruled in Community Health Systems v. Hansen that truth is an absolute defense to an intentional interference with contract claim. The case arose when the College Station Medical Center terminated Dr. Henry Hansen’s employment contract. In … ...


Telling the truth is not a tort

January 25, 2017 | By DEBORAH LA FETRA

Embedded in American mythology is the legend of young George Washington chopping down a cherry tree, and, when confronted by his father, confessing “I cannot tell a lie.” Since our earliest days, American law has placed high value on the communication of truthful information, in recognition that an open society encourages trade and busi ...