About the Artisans and Glassworkers Legal Fund
The Artisans and Glassworkers Legal Fund (AGLF) was formed to raise funds for legal fees to combat legal issues for its members who have been wrongly accused of tortious interference, conspiracy and defamation in a Texas court of law.
January 17, 2013: Because litigation is ongoing, we still cannot disclose as much as we'd like... but thanks to your ongoing support over the years, all remaining defendants received no-evidence summary judgments and are currently awaiting affirmation of the District Court's decision from the higher Courts.
February 24, 2012: Due to the continuing litigation, we can never share as much with you as would certainly like to, but we are happy to announce that today, 20 months into this lawsuit, 16 members of the original group of 30 have made their way out of the case by virtue of no-evidence summary judgements in their favor.
Four others were released early on based on jurisdiction, and two others have been released for other reasons. This leaves eight remaining defendants. While we're confident we'll eventually win, we need your help now more than ever. If you can contribute monetarily, thank you. If you can share our message, thank you. If you simply support us... thank you.
October 21, 2011: The suit is still in the discovery phase with depositions pending, and last week the Court decided how and where depositions will take place. We're now ready to commence the deposition phase of the suit.
June 17, 2011: The final 17 defendants from outside Texas were heard for a jurisdictional hearing on June 8th. As our lawyer had counseled, since these 17 had participated in the original suit for defamation against the plaintiff, they were unlikely to be released.
That did indeed prove to be the case. So, we move forward. Now that all the jurisdictional matters are settled, the move towards a trial begins. We will have our day to allow the court to see that this case has no merit.
April 6, 2011: The District Court of McLennan County in Texas has dismissed another of our members from the law suit! This brings the number still attached to 26 from the original 30.
There are more jurisdictional challenges for members ahead, and then we'll be getting into the meat of the suit. We thank you for your continued support in this. We're fighting for ourselves and for you, our fellow artists.
December 10, 2010: We're pleased to announce that three defendants were released in the initial round of jurisdictional challenges in our case.
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