Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Franklin Mint v. Manatt Phelps & Phillips (Cal. Ct. App. - May 3, 2010)

It's not every day that the California Court of Appeal reverses the dismissal of a malicious prosecution action against an attorney. It's even less common when the reversal involves a claim of malicious prosecution against a big California law firm; here, Manatt Phelps. It's less common still for the Court of Appeal to hold that no reasonable attorney could have found tenable two of the claims brought by that large law firm and its high profile litigator, Mark Lee.

Justice Mosk dissents. Still. Not something you want on your resume if you're Manatt and/or Lee.