Yes, former McAfee general counsel Kent Roberts was acquitted for his role in a backdating scandal at the company. But that doesn't mean he should be able to sue McAfee for defamation, invasion of privacy and malicious prosecution -- at least that's the argument McAfee's lawyers make in a motion requesting that Roberts' suit be deemed meritless under California's anti-SLAPP law. They argue that Roberts' ultimate exoneration doesn't mean that the company lacked a reasonable belief that he had committed a crime.
McAfee Says Former GC Has No Right to Sue, Despite His Exoneration
The American Lawyer
October 21, 2009