Defending lawyers and law firms presents unique challenges.  The purpose of this blog is to provide information regarding legal malpractice, legal ethics and other “defense of lawyers” issues for law firm general counsel, practicing attorneys, and other industry professionals.  

This blog focuses on Illinois law, as we are a Chicago law firm that regularly represents lawyers in Illinois courts.   Among other things, we aspire to link to every new case decided under Illinois law where legal malpractice case is a significant issue.    However, we also write about national issues.

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    Rick Thomas said:
    June 3, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    Your Blog had posted the case of August v Hanlon. As a follow-up on remand Attorney Hanlon prevailed becaseu the Plaintiff, refused to responde to any discovery related to the allegations in the complaint. The Court below entered an order prohibiting Charles August from ever suing Attorney Hanlon again. After the Court belos entered its order baring plaintiff from suing Attorney Hanlon again, Attorney Hanlon advanced a sanctions motion in which he sought sanctions against Plaintiff’s counsel and Plaintiff for advancing a case with no facts to back up the allegations in the most recent amended complaint. With that being the only issue remaining Plaintiff’s attorneys and Attorney Hanlon entered a settlement Agreement in which the Court.


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