Texas Supreme Court issues one opinion (5/15/15)

 Posted by Scott Stolley, Thompson & Knight  In its weekly orders, the Texas Supreme Court issued one opinion and granted no cases for review. Click here to read the order list.The one opinion is in No. 13-0552, Shell Oil Co. v. Writt. While Shell was a target of a DOJ investigation under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Shell agreed to undertake an internal investigation and give the report to the DOJ. As a result of the investigation, Shell fired its employee Writt, who then sued Shell for allegedly defamatory statements in the report. The Supreme Court held that Shell had an absolute privilege, because Shell was a target of a proposed judicial proceeding.