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Monthly Archives: November 2013

Fifth Circuit Rejects Qualified Immunity Defense

Posted in Court Decisions, Press Releases

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has affirmed a district court’s summary judgment rejecting a police chief’s attempt to escape First Amendment retaliation liability based on a qualified immunity defense. Matthew Petrie sued the City of Grapevine and its police chief, Edward Salame, after Petrie was demoted from full-time school resource… Continue Reading

Smith Law Group Featured in 2013 Super Lawyers Business Edition

Posted in Announcements, Honors, Press Releases

Smith Law Group, P.C., a Texas civil appellate boutique with offices in Austin and the Rio Grande Valley, has been featured in the 2013 Super Lawyers Business Edition¬†magazine. Super Lawyers Business Edition, a Thomson Reuters publication, is an annual resource that serves as the go-to guide for general counsel and executives in charge of making… Continue Reading