If a California attorney has good reason to suspect that a lawsuit has no merit after it has been filed, he would be wise to get out while the gettin's good. On Monday, the state Supreme Court, in a case of first impression, ruled unanimously that lawyers could be sued for malicious prosecution if they continue to pursue a case after learning it isn't supported by probable cause.
Pursue a Bad Case, Risk Getting Sued for Malicious Prosecution
April 21, 2004
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