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Attorneys Immunity – Court appointment

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).

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