As a sanction for abuse of discovery, Jackson Walker also obtained an award of $22,757.10 of its attorneys’ fees incurred by KXAN in resisting the subpoena.
“The award of attorneys’ fees to KXAN is especially noteworthy and gratifying, because the Shield Law statute does not expressly provide for such awards,” said Stacy Allen, a partner in Jackson Walker’s Media Law practice group and lead attorney for KXAN. Jorge Padilla, another Jackson Walker Media attorney, also worked on the case.
The case is Salinas v. Longhorn Village, No. C-1-PB-14-000201, Travis County Probate Court.