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August 31, 2016
Richard Debrincat, et al., v. Stephen Fischer
Mr. Debrincat and others sued Mr. Fischer and others, alleging defamation and conspiracy, among other things. However, Mr. Fischer was dropped from the suit. He then counter-sued, alleging malicious prosecution. Mr. Debrincat argued the legal doctrine of litigation privilege barred Mr. Fischer’s countersuit. The trial court agreed. But the Fourth District Court of Appeal overturned the trial court, ruling for Mr. Fischer. Mr. Debrincat asked this Court to review, alleging the 4th DCA decision conflicts with rulings from this Court as well as the Third District Court of Appeal.