UT Regent Threatens to Sue Lawmaker for Defamation

University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall is threatening to sue state Rep. Lyle Larson, R-San Antonio, for defamation, according a letter obtained Friday by the Tribune.

Hall's lawyer, David Rivkin, notified Larson that he could face litigation if he didn’t retract parts of a column he wrote about Hall for TribTalk, the Tribune's opinion site. The column, published May 14, was titled "Wallace Hall Should Step Aside." (A companion column titled "Wallace Hall Should Stand His Ground," authored by state Rep. Jonathan Stickland, R-Bedford, was posted simultaneously on the site.)

Larson is a member of a legislative ...

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