Interesting. ABA doesn’t have anything to say about this? As much as everyone makes jokes about lawyers being liars, it does seem different for a company to defend lying, and state that they can’t be punished or sued.
So, can I lie and extort money from people? Or do I have to be a lawyer to have that privilege?
Yesterday, DGW fired back with both barrels. Barrel number one was the claim that Shirokov had no right to sue for any of this, even if his claims were all true. For one thing, Shirokov never settled, so had suffered no harm. For another, attorneys can’t be sued for lying.
Thomas Dunlap of DGW
“Although an attorney may be accused of defrauding opposing parties, knowingly committing discovery abuses, lying to the court, or purposely and maliciously defaming another individual, if it takes place during the course of litigation, the conduct simply is not actionable,” says DGW’s response. Such behavior may result in judicial sanctions, but private citizens can’t file lawsuits against opposing lawyers who are “simply doing their job.”