Attorneys Immunity – Court appointment
New England In-House Staff
Posted: 6:17 pm Wed, February 6, 2013
TAGS: Dec. 31 2012 issue
A civil suit against an attorney who served as a court-appointed discovery master in a will contest must be dismissed according to the doctrine of quasi-judicial immunity.
Nystedt v. Nigro, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 01-303-12) (17 pages) (Selya, J.) (1st Circuit) Appealed from a decision by Zobel, J., in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. William P. Corbett Jr. for the plaintiff-appellant; Christopher R. Conroy, with whom Elizabeth A. Houlding and Peabody & Arnold were on brief, for the defendants-appellees (Docket No. 12-1245) (Nov. 20, 2012).