Dallas County Court Grants Dentist Restraining Order Against WFAA

By Merrill Knox Comment

A Dallas dentist accused of fraud has been granted a temporary restraining order against Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA, Courthouse News Service reports.

The dentist, Richard Malouf, was investigated for Medicare fraud earlier this year. In the lawsuit against WFAA, Malouf said the station, as well as a local real estate reporter in Dallas, ran 40 stories about him and his home, where he is constructing a massive water park, in the past year. The lawsuit alleges the reporters of trespass, invasion of privacy, defamation, libel, slander and conspiracy.

The order bans WFAA, including investigative reporter Byron Harris, and the real estate reporter from coming within 50 feet of his residence, as well as taking any images of the property.