Summary Judgment Dismissed Because Damages Speculative Until Judgment Entered

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The First District reversed the grant of summary judgment on statute of limitations grounds.   The trial court held that plaintiffs had suffered injury  and knew it when they paid fees to a new lawyer to correct the allegedly negligent lawyers work.  The Appellate Court held that the plaintiff’s injury was speculative until a judgment was entered against him in the underlying action.

Suburban Real Estate Services, Inc. and Bryan Barus v. William Roger Carlson Jr. and Carlson Partners, Ltd., 2020 IL App (1st) 191953

Illinois Legal Malpractice and Defense of Lawyers Blog — Novack and Macey LLP

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

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