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March 27, 2020

PA Superior Court Affirms Judicial Privilege and Immunity from Defamation

William M. Brennan, an associate in the firm’s Philadelphia office, and Anthony Odorisi, an associate in The Renzulli Law Firm, recently secured an important victory in the field of judicial privilege and defamation.  The Superior Court of Pennsylvania affirmed the right of a witness to contact police to report a possible mental health disturbance in Forbes v. King Shooter Supply, 2018 EDA 2019.  The opinion discusses the absolute right, regardless of motive or accuracy, to contact the police about a concern and be immune from subsequent defamation lawsuits in Pennsylvania.   For more information, please contact Attorney Brennan at wbrennan@c-wlaw.com.