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Recent Illinois Case: Global Data Sciences, Inc. v. Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

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In this unpublished opinion, the Second District affirmed the grant of summary judgment to a law firm in a legal malpractice case. The court held that the law firm, which had been retained to advise with respect to the employment agreement of a new hire, had not been retained to advise with respect to an employment contract with an existing employee.

Global Data Sciences, Inc. v. Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., 2016 IL App (2d) 150141-U

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

Recent Illinois Case: Johnson v. Komie

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In this unpublished opinion, the First District held that the sole shareholder of a corporation who retained an attorney to represent him as an individual did not have standing to assert a malpractice claim where only the corporation suffered an injury. The court also held that, even if the individual did have standing, summary judgment still was proper because the attorney did not owe a duty to the corporation.

2015 IL App (1st) 14-3300-U

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Miller v. Schultz, 53 Ill. App. 3d 721, 368 N.E.2d 1141 (3d Dist. 1977)

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Miller v. Schultz, 53 Ill. App. 3d 721, 368 N.E.2d 1141 (3d Dist. 1977)

Metrick v. Chatz, 266 Ill. App. 3d 649, 639 N.E.2d 198 (1st Dist. 1994)

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Metrick v. Chatz, 266 Ill. App. 3d 649, 639 N.E.2d 198 (1st Dist. 1994)

Majumdar v. Lurie, 274 Ill. App. 3d 267, 653 N.E.2d 915 (1st Dist. 1995)

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Majumdar v. Lurie, 274 Ill. App. 3d 267, 653 N.E.2d 915 (1st Dist. 1995) (forseeability of risk required to create duty to advise)