Another Patterson Law Firm Legal Malpractice Win
On October 24, 2022, Patterson Law Firm defeated yet another effort by legal malpractice defendants to get the claims against them dismissed. The case, filed in Cook County, Illinois, alleged [...]
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Attorney-client privilege case accepted by US Supreme Court
In the case of In re Grand Jury, the United States Supreme Court agreed to decide when the attorney-client privilege protects dual purpose documents. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals [...]
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When is it too late to give notice of a claim to the insurance company?
In West Bend Mutual Insurance Co. v. TRRS Corp., 2022 IL App (2d) 210506 (Sept. 9), the court held that notice 11 months after an injury might not be too [...]
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Patterson Law Firm Defeats Attempt to Dismiss Legal Malpractice Claim Based on the State of…
In a ruling October 3, 2022, Patterson Law Firm defeated defendants’ efforts to get a legal malpractice case dismissed, for the second time. Defendants moved to dismiss the claim on [...]
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New Decision Allowing Plaintiff to Pierce the Corporate Veil
Of interest to every single-member company or LLC and many others who have litigation against an undercapitalized entity is a recent opinion by U.S. District Judge Virginia M. Kendall of [...]
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Illinois Supreme Court Finds Legal Malpractice Plaintiffs May Recover Punitive Damages Paid in Underlying Case
In Midwest Sanitary Service, Inc. v. Sandberg, Phoenix & Von Gontard, P.C., 2022 IL 127327, the Supreme Court addressed the certified question whether 735 ILCS 5/2-1115 or the public policy [...]
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Judge Rules Prejudgment Interest Statute Unconstitutional
Two cryptocurrency platforms have filed for bankruptcy protection, causing further concern in the digital assets market and demonstrating a new risk for investors. Voyager and Celsius both offered customers loans [...]
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What to do if you are investigated by IDFPR
Being investigated by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), regardless of whether you are a doctor, nurse, roofer, veterinarian or any of the many professionals that IDFPR [...]
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Commercial Lease Litigation: Lease Term Influences Landlord’s Damages Claim
In commercial real estate litigation, the lease provisions can influence claims for damages, as the Marol State, LLC v. Everlane, Inc., 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 96180, case illustrates. When a [...]
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