ABA wants immunity for lawyers representing public entities

Michael Tremoglie Nov. 28, 2011, 7:00am


WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The American Bar Association filed an amicus brief Monday with the U.S. Supreme Court, urging it to find that private lawyers representing public agencies are entitled to increased immunity from lawsuits.

The ABA submitted the brief in the case of Filarsky v. Delia, stating that private sector lawyers retained by public entities to do government legal work are entitled to the same immunity from related lawsuits that government employees have. The ABA maintains this is essential to protect the public interest.

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