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Bluster or Libel? Opposing Counsel Interaction at Problem in Ga. Court of Appeals ‘Lien Physician’ Conflict


What’s the line in between courtroom bluster and defamatory speech? The concern is up for factor to consider by the Georgia Court of Appeals after defendant-appellant Zach Matthews of McMickle Kurey & & Branch appealed a high court’s rejection of an anti-SLAPP movement.

Plaintiff-appellees in the event submitted libel and slander problems versus Matthews throughout the course of the procedures in an underlying tort case. Nevertheless, Matthews’ counsel competes that “if promoted, the high court’s judgment would mistakenly chill, if not avoid, important speech in between opposing lawyers.”

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