A federal judge has thrown out a New York attorney's pro se libel action against 2nd Circuit Judge Robert A. Katzmann, finding that the statements Katzmann made in rejecting plaintiff Loretta McHenry's appeal were protected by judicial immunity. In January, Eastern District of New York Judge Dora L. Irizarry threw out another libel case brought by McHenry against Eastern District Judge David G. Trager, the trial judge who rejected McHenry's bias claim against her former employer, One Beacon Insurance.
Attorney Who Lost Employment Bias Case Sees Libel Case Against 2nd Circuit Judge Thrown Out
New York Law Journal
June 17, 2008