A judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit against Georgetown Mayor George Garver. The developers who filed the claim say they plan to appeal.
The judge dismissed the case based upon a 2011 law that raises the burden of proof for plaintiffs suing for defamation or slander. The lawsuit, filed in March by Bruce Barton and Gregory Hall, the owners of Longhorn Junction Land and Cattle, said Garver falsely accused them of threatening city employees and offering bribes to secure development approvals for real estate projects.
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