Gaylor v. Campion, Curran, Rausch, Gummerson and Dunlop, P.C.

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2012 IL App (2d) 110718
Decision Date: 
November 15, 2012
District: 
2d Dist.
Division/County: 
McHenry Co.
Justice: 
ZENOFF
Holding: 
Affirmed.
(Court opinion corrected 11/16/12.) Plaintiffs filed legal malpractice action related to business venture and patents; court dismissed common-law fraud count. Plaintiffs never actually filed an amended complaint that incorporated or referenced the previously dismissed fraud count, and thus they did not preserve the fraud count for de novo appellate review. Jury's damages award of $182,625 fell within the range supported by the evidence; jury reasonably could have concluded that Defendants' negligence did not proximately cause Plaintiffs to incur preclosing or postclosing expenses, or amount paid by Plaintiffs at closing. (BIRKETT, concurring; McLAREN, specially concurring.)