Plaintiffs’ allegations in their prior complaint were pertinent to action

February 8, 2011

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237 Libel and SlanderPlaintiffs’ allegations in their prior complaint that defendants “profess to be English barristers” and “are little more than confidence artists posing as English lawyers” were pertinent to action, and thus were protected by judicial proceedings privilege, absent allegation that action was brought maliciously and solely for purpose of later defaming defendants.
Casa de Meadows, Inc. (Cayman Islands) v. Zaman, 908 N.Y.S.2d 628 (N.Y. App. Div. 2010)

Suggested by Jill Bergquist, West Principal Attorney Editor