Friday, July 31, 2009

Judicial Privilege

This article, titled "3rd Circuit Upholds Bar to Litigation Over Litigation", discusses the recent Third Circuit case of Naythons v. Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young and begins:

An arbitrator cannot sue a lawyer for wrongful use of civil proceedings, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled, even if the lawyer allegedly lodged false accusations in court papers to have the arbitrator disqualified, because lawyers enjoy an "absolute privilege" that immunizes them from liability over any communication made in the course of litigation.


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