This month’s column discusses a recent case out of Massachusetts, Bassichis v. Flores, 2022 WL 2379417, 2022 Mass. LEXIS 297 (Mass. Jul. 10, 2022), highlighting the breadth of the litigation privilege afforded to lawyers for statements made in connection with a judicial proceeding. The ruling is consistent with Arizona’s case law on litigation privilege, reasoning that vigorous representation of clients would be chilled considerably if lawyers feared being held liable for tortious conduct whenever their statements to litigation opponents could be characterized by those opponents as untrue. The litigation privilege, however, is not a green light for lawyers to make false or malicious statements.