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James Goodman Quoted in “Latham Win Hones Tool Against Malicious Prosecution Suits”


James A. Goodman, a Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management and Litigation practices, in the firm’s Los Angeles office, was quoted in Law360, in “Latham Win Hones Tool Against Malicious Prosecution Suits,” by Andrew Strickler. (Read the full version – subscription required.)

Following is an excerpt:

A California high court decision that an earlier ruling in favor of a Latham & Watkins LLP client protects the firm from malicious prosecution claims, despite a later bad-faith finding against the client, reinforces that such suits can only be brought over the most meritless of allegations and buttresses a key defense for firms, experts say. …

James Goodman of Epstein Becker Green, a trade secrets and employment partner in Los Angeles, agreed that the court clarified where an exception to the rule might be found and precluded future arguments that a bad-faith fee sanction “is the equivalent of no probable cause.”