A.H. Belo Corp. v. Corcoran

In A.H. Belo Corp. v. Corcoran, 52 S.W.3d 375, 382 (Tex. App.--Houston [1st Dist.] 2001, pet. denied) the father sought to hold a television station liable under Chapter 42 of the Family Code for aiding and assisting in the abduction of his child because the station's reporter had interviewed the abductor mother and abducted child in an undisclosed location. Id. The father argued that the duty under the Family Code not to conceal the location of an abducted child equates to a duty to reveal the location of the child. Id. at 382. The Fourteenth Court of Appeals held that "there is nothing in section 42.003 or the case law to indicate such an affirmative duty by all who have any knowledge of an abducted child's whereabouts," and accordingly found that there was no evidence that the television station had an affirmative duty to disclose the whereabouts of the abducted child. Id.