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... At a 30 July 2007 hearing, defendants argued that defendant's alleged statement to Bracken
was privileged, and thus immune to plaintiff's defamation claim, because it was made pursuant
to defendant's representation of his clients in the 8 September 2005 action. ...
... the defendant caused injury to the plaintiff by making false, defamatory statements
of or concerning the plaintiff, which were published to a third person. The term
defamation applies to the two distinct torts of libel and slander. ...