Plaintiff sought to withdraw a registration statement which he had filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The commission denied him the right to do so and applied for a court order to enforce a previously issued subpoena to compel the plaintiff to appear before it and to produce books relating to the registration statement. After the Supreme Court had upheld the plaintiff's right to withdraw the statement, he brought an action for damages against the members of the commission for malicious prosecution, libel and slander, etc., alleging in addition that the defendants had acted maliciously and in bad faith. Held, that since the defendants had acted within the scope of their official duties, they were not liable in an action for damages. Jones v. Kennedy, (App. D. C. 1941) 121 F. (2d) 40, cert. denied (U.S. 1941) 62 S. Ct. 130.
Arthur M. Hoffeins,
PUBLIC OFFICERS - LIABILITY OF FEDERAL OFFICERS FOR QUASI-JUDlCIAL ACTS,
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