Wingert Grebing’s clients represented a partner in the dissolution of his two-partner law firm. The dissolving firm’s other partner sued Wingert’s clients alleging they made misrepresentations to him prior to and during the dissolution proceeding.
After being retained, Charles and Ian prepared and filed an Anti-SLAPP motion on behalf of the firm and its attorneys contending the alleged misrepresentations were not misrepresentations and, even if they were, they constituted pre-litigation communicative conduct barred from being actionable under the litigation privilege.
Before Plaintiff filed his opposition, Charles and Ian first successfully opposed the Plaintiff’s attempt to take the depositions of Wingert Grebing’s clients. The firm also denied Plaintiff the ability to conduct any discovery into the subject matter of the complaint.
After both sides submitted extensive pleadings, testimony and exhibits, the Court ruled in favor of Wingert’s client on each issue and dismissed the lawsuit as against Wingert’s client. Wingert’s client is now entitled to recover attorney fees under the Anti-SLAPP statute.