O’Callaghan v Satherlie

Recent Illinois Case: O’Callaghan v. Satherlie

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The First District held that the absolute attorney litigation privilege extends beyond defamation claims, thus, a lawyer is absolutely immune for conduct pertaining to litigation and “pertaining” should be liberally construed.   In so holding, the court affirmed the dismissal of an intentional infliction of emotional distress claim filed by the party that was adverse to the attorney’s client in the underlying lawsuit.

2015 IL App (1st) 142152

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