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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Derivative Lawsuit Plaintiff Given Limited Discovery Under Louisiana Law Despite Director Vote to Dismiss It
Derivative shareholder disputes can arise in any jurisdiction, not just Illinois or Delaware, so it is wise to keep abreast of decisions issued under the law of other states. In [...]
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Legal Malpractice Case Considering Punitive Damages Argued in Illinois Supreme Court
Midwest Sanitary Service, Inc. v. Sandberg, Phoenix & Von Gontard, P.C. was just argued in the Illinois Supreme Court. The question presented on this Rule 308 appeal is: “Does Illinois’ public [...]
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Legal Malpractice in Licensing Applications
Cannabis business is a fast-growing sector due to the increasing number of states legalizing recreational and medical marijuana. In some states, the process for receiving a license is an incredibly [...]
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