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“Unclean Hands” as a Defense to Malicious Prosecution

By Robert Ross |

What is the “Unclean Hands” Defense? “Unclean hands” belongs to the group of legal defenses known as “affirmative defenses.” Affirmative defenses are, as the name suggests, a type of defense in which the defendant claims that some other fact (or set of facts)–normally different from the facts at issue in the case itself–defeat or mitigate the… Read More »

Defenses to Malpractice Claims (part 1)

By Robert Ross |

When a plaintiff claims a lawyer’s actions constitute malpractice, the defendant attorney has the right to assert certain legally-recognized defenses. If proven, these defenses may provide partial or complete justification for the attorney’s actions and/or reduce the amount of damages available to the plaintiff if the malpractice claim prevails. This week, we’ll take a… Read More »

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