Melissa Brown and Amanda King of MOODK’s New Jersey Office were successful in appealing a denial of summary judgment.  Plaintiff, a closely held corporation, filed a lawsuit claiming legal malpractice arising from the distribution of a corporate asset during the divorce proceeding of Plaintiff’s majority shareholder.  Our client represented the ex-wife of the shareholder during that proceeding.  We filed an early dispositive motion arguing that the claims were barred by the litigation privilege as well as various other immunities.  After the trial court denied summary judgment, our attorneys filed an interlocutory appeal arguing that the litigation privilege extended to the allegations in the Complaint and precluded Plaintiff’s claims.  The Appellate Division agreed and remanded the matter to the trial court for entry of an Order granting summary judgment and dismissing claims with prejudice.