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Benchmarks: Is attorney liable for defamatory statements in draft complaint?
An absolute privilege protects attorneys from being sued for defamatory statements made in the course of litigation. But what about defamatory materials appearing in a draft complaint circulated before a lawsuit is even filed? The Virginia Supreme Court answered that question earlier this month.