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Judicial proceedings privilege extends to an attorney’s “conduct”, not just “statements”

Historically, under Utah law, the judicial proceedings privilege has been used to “immunize[] certain statements that are made during a judicial proceeding from defamation claims.”  The Utah Supreme Court has also extended the privilege beyond defamation claims to include “all claims arising from the same statements.” However, in 2012, the Utah Supreme Court, on a matter of first impression, held that the judicial proceedings privilege extended to an attorney’s “conduct” and not just his or her “statements” in the case […]