Doc’s Defamation Suit

HOUSTON — An appeals court in Texas upheld a ruling against a doctor who brought breach of contract and defamation claims against a mother whose daughter died of a drug overdose while under the doctor’s care.

After signing a wrongful-death settlement agreement, the mother spoke with a journalist who wrote an article critical of the doctor’s treatment of his patients. None of the doctor’s evidence proves the mother disclosed confidential information that breached the settlement agreement.

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