In an action arising out of a landlord-tenant dispute, judgment for Plaintiff is reversed, where 1) the litigation privilege precluded Plaintiff's malicious prosecution claims; and 2) a client who provides a copy of a contract to counsel, when seeking legal advice, is not obligated to point out any particular provision to the lawyer as a prerequisite to the advice-of-counsel defense.
APPEAL from a judgment of the Superior Court of Los Angeles County. Phrasel L. Shelton, Judge. Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded.
SECOND APPELLATE DISTRICT DIVISION ONE
Decided June 19, 2009
Before: RAMIREZ P.J., McKINSTER J. RICHLI J.
Opinion by RAMIREZ P.J.
Nagler & Associates, Lawrence H. Nagler and David F. Berry for Plaintiff and Appellant.
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, Roy G. Weatherup, Caroline E. Chan; Law Offices of Sherwood and Hardgrove, Don C. Sherwood; Hinshaw & Culbertson, John W. Sheller and Filomena E. Meyer for Defendants and Appellants.