Ruling on The Austin Bulldog’s Anti-SLAPP Motion

This 2-page pdf is a copy of the ruling issued January 7, 2015, by Judge Amy Clark Meachum of the 201st District Court that dismissed the defamation lawsuit against The Austin Bulldog filed by then-District 6 City Council candidate Don Zimmerman on October 15, 2014. (Zimmerman was sworn into office January 6, 2015.)

The ruling awards The Austin Bulldog $8,400 in attorney’ fees for Peter Kennedy of Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody, who represesnted the Bulldog, and awards a sanction of $1,000 against plaintiff Zimmerman. Sanctions are typically levied to dissaude a plaintiff from bringing a similar legal action.