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The action by the Washington State Supreme Court in Leishman v Ogden Murphy Wallace that law firms hired by the government are "persons" under the State's anti-SLAPP statute and are immune from retaliatory litigation draws attention once again to the subject of placement of anyone, at any time, and for any reason, above the law.
We should be very careful to not overuse this placement, which allows agencies/groups/law firms who may abuse their obligations and responsibilities to protect the innocent to "get away with the malfeasance".
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State High Court Ruling Gives Law Firms Hired by Government Agencies Immunity
A split Washington state Supreme Court ruled that a government contractor—in this case, a law firm that was hired to perform an independent investigation of the Washington Attorney General’s Office—qualifies as a "person" under the state’s 1989 anti-SLAPP statute and is entitled to civil immunity from retaliatory litigation.