New Jersey Appellate Division Affirms Dismissal Based Upon Litigation Privilege

July 12, 2023 in Firm News, News


NEWARK, N.J. – Deirdre T. Cooney and Peter J. Pizzi successfully defended a trial court victory in which they obtained pre-discovery dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a lawyer against his former adverse counsel in a prior federal court case. By affirming application of the litigation privilege against such claims, the Appellate Division protected attorneys and their clients from liability based upon motions and arguments made during court proceedings. In response to Law360’s request for comment, Peter Pizzi stated, “We are gratified by the court’s decision affirming the dismissal of this case, which reached the right result.”


The case is Caesar D. Brazza v. Stuart Kagen et al., case number A-1991-21.  More information about this case can be found on Law360.