Facebook CEO, GC Keep Win Against Atty's Defamation Claim

Law360, Los Angeles (February 16, 2017, 9:03 PM EST) -- An attorney who accused Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook’s general counsel of defamation over a newspaper quote about their malicious prosecution action against him saw his case tossed by a California appellate panel on Wednesday after the panel ruled that the statement qualified as protected communication to the press.

Attorney Paul Argentieri was one of many lawyers named in a malicious prosecution action filed by Zuckerberg over an allegedly fraudulent contract asserted by Paul Ceglia, whom Argentieri had represented in a dismissed civil suit. In the course...
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