Cassidy Chivers Quoted in Bloomberg BNA Article on Anti-SLAPP Law Coverage

September 21, 2016

Cassidy E. Chivers, a San Francisco-based partner at Hinshaw & Culberson LLP and member of the Lawyers for the Profession® group, was quoted in the article, "Anti-SLAPP Law Covers Concealment In Negotiations to Settle Litigation," published by the Bloomberg BNA  Lawyers' Manual on Professional Conduct, Vol. 32 No. 19 on September 21, 2016.

The article discusses the holding by the California Court of Appeal, Second District that a company's alleged concealment of a key document during negotiations to settle a suit qualifies as protected activity for purposes of applying California's Anti-SLAPP law in an action to rescind the settlement. Ms. Chivers comments on how the case shows that an anti-SLAPP motion can be an important tool to combat an action alleging discovery abuse in a prior litigation. "Courts typically don’t want a roundelay of litigation where one case spawns a second or even a third case complaining about conduct in the first suit," she explains.

Read the full article, "Anti-SLAPP Law Covers Concealment In Negotiations to Settle Litigation," on the Bloomberg BNA website. Please note a subscription is required.

Ms. Chivers focuses her practice on lawyers professional liability in state and federal courts. She also counsels lawyers and law firms on risk management issues and compliance with the rules of professional conduct.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a U.S. based law firm with offices in 11 states and London. The firm's national reputation spans the insurance industry, the professional services sector—including representation of law firms and lawyers—and other highly regulated industries, such as banking and finance and the debt collection sector. Hinshaw also provides a series of closely coordinated litigation, business advisory and transactional services to clients of all sizes as well as governmental and public sector entities.