Template example petition to allege libel against someone in Texas who has published a written or graphic or video that has an untrue statement.
Online statements are often protected by free speech. However, sometimes, the statement is illegal because it is untrue and harms a person’s reputation. Statements of this nature are illegal in Texas. This product shows a redacted copy of a petition, letter and response that was filed in a Harris County Court in 2019. It can be helpful to see examples of what lawyers have filed when deciding how to deal with a situation. Keep in mind that we do not verify or know whether the pleadings are used properly. These are for example purposes only.
To read Texas law on Libel, click here.