Bloomberg Law
Jan. 14, 2022, 8:20 PM

Stark & D’Ambrosio Evades Malicious Prosecution Claims On Appeal

David McAfee
David McAfee
Staff Correspondent

Stark & D’Ambrosio LLP and two of its attorneys don’t have to face malicious prosecution claims connected to a failed breach-of-contract case after a California appeals court found that the suit was covered by the anti-SLAPP statute.

Gia Quiroga sued her former boyfriend, Alex Mrazek, alleging breach of contract based on an alleged promise to share an increase in real property value in exchange for household services and companionship. Mrazek prevailed in that suit, and filed malicious prosecution claims against Quiroga and, separately, against her attorneys, James A. D’Ambrosio, George Rios III, and Stark & D’Ambrosio.

The trial court ruled ...

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