Malpractice Case Dismissed Because Later-Hired Counsel Could Have Corrected Prior Counsel’s Error.

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The Northern District of Illinois dismissed a count of a legal malpractice complaint based upon the subsequent counsel rule.  The court held that because subsequent counsel could have filed a claim, the prior counsel did not cause damage to the malpractice plaintiff.

Yusoff Allian, et al. v. Perry Smith, et al., 2020 WL 4547877 (N.D. IL August 6, 2020)

(This is for informational purposes and is not legal advice.)

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