Farmer, House, Osuna & Olvera Obtains Trial Court and Appellate Victory.
Congratulations to Ruben J. Olvera for obtaining a dismissal of his client in Bexar County utilizing Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 91a (dismissal of a baseless cause of action). The Plaintiff sued his client alleging defamation/slander, intentional infliction of emotional distress, civil conspiracy, and aiding and abetting. Based on the allegations made, a motion to dismiss was quickly filed and set for hearing in Bexar County District Court. After considering the motion and arguments, the Court granted the motion and dismissed all of the Plaintiff's claims. This dismissal was secured within three months of filing the Original Answer. Following the dismissal, the Plaintiff appealed to the 4th Court of Appeals in San Antonio, Texas. After considering the parties' briefs, the 4th Court of Appeals concluded that the trial court did not err in granting the motion to dismiss; and, affirmed the trial court's judgment. The Plaintiff then filed a petition for review to the Texas Supreme Court, which was subsequently denied.