The St. Louis, Mo. law firm of Brown & James has agreed to pay $800,000 to settle a malicious prosecution lawsuit filed by attorney Daniel P. Finney Jr.
The Utah Supreme Court has extended the state’s litigation privilege to conduct, meaning a law firm and its attorneys were immune from tort claims arising from the search of a home pursuant to discovery orders issued in a client’s civil case.
A California attorney and his clients were not subject to the long-arm jurisdiction of Kansas courts when they were sued for malicious prosecution, the Kansas Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming a dismissal.
A man who was wrongly arrested and imprisoned for murder at age 13 and exonerated more than 16 years later has been awarded $25 million by a federal jury in Chicago.
A pathologist could not claim an absolute privilege from liability when sued for preparing an allegedly erroneous autopsy report that resulted in the plaintiff’s criminal prosecution, the Nebraska Supreme Court has ruled in reversing a dismissal.
A Webster County, Missouri jury unanimously has awarded a court clerk $1 million in a case against Texas County Prosecutor Mike Anderson, who she said maliciously targeted her after a 2005 incident.
A man who was exonerated after being wrongfully convicted of murder can sue the officers who investigated the case and withheld critical information for malicious prosecution, the 6th Circuit has ruled.