Malicious Prosecution / Abuse of Process Defense

Civil Code Section 47 broadly protects statements made during—or in contemplation of—legal proceedings. This means that you cannot be sued for what you or your attorneys say during a lawsuit, or while considering one.

If you have been sued for statements you or your attorney made in relation to a lawsuit, you are entitled to quick and decisive legal protection. In fact, you may be entitled to early dismissal and payment of your attorney’s fees by filing an anti-SLAPP motion; additional relief for other damages may also be available through a “SLAPPback” lawsuit.

The Law Office of Ryan T. Darby represents defendants in defamation cases that are based on statements made during litigation. We also offer support to fellow practitioners who contemplate filing an anti-SLAPP motion and other speech-related defenses. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.