ABA Solicits High Court For Private Attorney Immunity

Law360, New York (November 22, 2011, 7:24 PM EST) -- The American Bar Association on Tuesday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to grant immunity to private attorneys who work with government entities, arguing that without it, lawyers will be less likely to continue representing them and government performance will suffer.

The ABA filed an amicus brief in support of private attorney Steve Filarsky's mission to reverse a Ninth Circuit decision that denied him immunity from a suit that arose from such government legal work. In the brief, the ABA argues that the lack of protection for...
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