Friday, May 7, 2010
The Maryland Court of Special Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a defamation action brought against attorneys who had sued the plaintiff company in a federal court class action alleging mortgage fraud. The court held that the plaintiff did not have standing to sue.
The court concluded that, even if standing were conferred, the case would fail on the merits because of absolute judicial immunity. The fact that a defendant had "regurgitated" the civil complaint on a web page did not abrogate the immunity. (Mike Frisch)