Wingert Grebing’s clients represented a partner in the dissolution of a 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. Wingert filed an Anti-SLAPP motion on behalf of the firm and its attorneys contending they made no misrepresentations and, even if they had, all statements constituted pre-litigation communicative conduct which is not actionable under the litigation privilege.
The Trial Court ultimately ruled in favor of Wingert’s client on each issue and dismissed the lawsuit as against Wingert’s client. After the plaintiff appealed, the Court of Appeal issued an Opinion unanimously affirming the Trial Court’s Order.
Wingert will now seek to recover its attorneys’ fees incurred both in the Trial Court and on appeal.