Consumer lawyer sued for malicious prosecution by Ashley Furniture

Earlier this month, I shared a decision sanctioning consumer lawyer Spencer Sheehan for bringing what a New York federal court concluded was a frivolous lawsuit against Starbucks based on its labeling of coffee as “100% Arabica.” I noted that Ashley Furniture, a furniture company that had been sued by Sheehan in Florida, had filed an amicus brief in support of sanctions.

Ashley Furniture has now filed a malicious prosecution lawsuit against Sheehan in Florida state court. The complaint alleges that Sheehan filed a class action lawsuit against Ashley based on an extended furniture warranty that, Ashley claims, it had nothing to do with. Ashley claims Sheehan knew this at the time of the lawsuit, which was later voluntarily dismissed.

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