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Lawsuit against HCC Board of Trustees dismissed

A good outcome for eight of the nine members of the HCC Board of Trustees.

Houston Community College trustee Yolanda Navarro Flores must pay the school $35,700 to cover attorneys’ fees after a judge Friday dismissed the defamation lawsuit she filed against her colleagues.

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Flores, reached Friday afternoon, said she did not know about state District Judge Al Bennett’s order siding with HCC and directing her to pay the college’s attorneys’ fees.

“Wow. I think it’s something I have to look into,” said Flores, an attorney who represented herself.

See here for some background. The suit was dismissed under a new law called the Texas Citizen Participation Act, which the story says is meant to “curb lawsuits that try to stifle speech on public issues,” by “[speeding] up the process for judges to toss out frivolous claims”. I’m always leery of legislation in this state meant to curb lawsuits, but I can’t argue with the result here. In case you’re curious, Flores will be on the ballot in 2013, if she runs again.

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  1. […] It’s fair to say that Trustee Navarro Flores’ current term in office has been rather eventful. She won a close race last time, and if she runs again I would expect her to get a strong […]

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