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Disbarred Atty Can't Sue Calif. Bar For Libel, Court Says

Law360, New York (April 1, 2015, 6:03 PM EDT) -- A former IP attorney can't sue the State Bar of California for libel over a public order recommending that he be disbarred for egregious misconduct and frivolous litigation, a state appeals court said on Monday

The state's First District Court of Appeal said that the defamation lawsuit from Patrick Missud — who was disbarred last year for “serious, habitual abuse of the judicial system” and many, many other violations — should be tossed, under the state's anti-SLAPP law, which allows for quick dismissal of lawsuits designed to...
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