Insurance Coverage: The Importance of the Pleadings
In Nationwide Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co. v. State Farm Fire & Casualty Co., 2022 IL App (1st) 210267, the appellate court ruled that State Farm had a duty to [...]
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Catch-22 for Qi Qin:  How to Make it Difficult to Sue an LLC in Federal…
Absent a federal question, one can only sue in federal court if the disputants are citizens of different states and the amount in controversy is more than $75,000. Without a [...]
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Motion to Dismiss Legal Malpractice Claim on Statute of Limitations Denied
The Northern District of Illinois denied Mudd Law Offices P.C.’s (“Mudd Law”) motion to dismiss Michael Koumjian’s complaint for legal malpractice. Koumjian v. Mudd Law Offices P.C., et al., 21-cv-3455 [...]
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Patterson Law Firm, LLC’s $32.2 Million Legal Malpractice Verdict Affirmed
A $32.2 million jury verdict in a legal malpractice action, in which Kristi Browne of Patterson Law Firm was lead trial counsel, against Dentons US, part of the self-proclaimed largest [...]
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Insurance Coverage for Assignees
In Westfield Insurance Co. v. FCL Builders, Inc., 407 Ill. App. 3d 730 (2011), a general contractor was denied coverage as an additional insured on a sub-sub-contractor’s policy in the [...]
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Malicious Prosecution Claims Now Made Easier—Will There Be An Impact on Shareholder Disputes, Legal Malpractice…
As the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and the Associated Press point out, a recent United States Supreme Court decision makes malicious prosecution claims easier.  In a case in which a [...]
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Conflict of Interest and Litigation Financing at Issue Before the ARDC
The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin carried an important story about a disciplinary case in which an attorney was censured. While several other issues were discussed in the opinion and in [...]
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Delaware Is A Pro-Sandbagging State: Transactional Lawyers Beware
Thanks to the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin for pointing out the recent decision in Arwood v. AW Site Services, No. 2019-0904 (March 9, 2022). In this case, an acquisition took [...]
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Michael Haeberle to Moderate ABA Panel on Temporary Restraining Orders and Preliminary Injunctions
Following the publication of Thomas Patterson and Michael Haeberle’s book Handling the Business Emergency- Temporary Restraining Orders and Preliminary Injunctions, the American Bar Association asked Patterson Law Firm to put [...]
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