Section Newsletter Articles on Malpractice
Challenges facing cognitively impaired lawyers and their co-workers
Young Lawyers Division
, August 2014
A look at the ethical guidelines presented by the ABA Model Rules and Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct, the structure and standards of a legal malpractice claim, and a discussion of what other states have done to reduce exposure to malpractice risk.
A new defense to malpractice claims for securities litigators
Business and Securities Law
, June 2013
Securities class action litigators may now defend malpractice actions on the grounds that an award of attorneys’ fees in a class action includes a conclusive determination that counsel’s representation was adequate.
Is failure to file a lis pendens at the outset of a divorce case considered malpractice?
Women and the Law
, May 2013
Every family law attorney heeds warning when the word “malpractice” is uttered. We all know the fundamentals of malpractice in our respective fields, and we do our best to stay current on new law by attending an assortment of continuing legal education courses to protect against that malignant word. Inevitably, smaller items sometimes slip through the cracks.
Does your claim allege educational malpractice?
Civil Practice and Procedure
, August 2012
Does an injured person have a cognizable claim for negligence against a former teacher for an injury occurring after instruction that the injured person claims can be traced to poor teaching?
Tort immunity in medical malpractice cases
, February 2010
Public entities and public employees are immune from allegations of failure to diagnose and misdiagnosis, as well as allegations of failure to perform adequate exams (but not for improper treatment after diagnosis).
Malpractice waiting to happen
Business Advice and Financial Planning
, December 2009
There is a great deal of regulation in everything we do and in every business we start. Consider the fact that in one day in June 2009, the Illinois State legislature passed 800 new bills (this is not a misprint; it is 800).
A problem, a solution and a new malpractice standard?
Real Estate Law
, June 2008
As an ongoing Michigan case illustrates, any attorney who allows a client, whether seller or buyer, to close with a title agent (instead of with the title insurance company) without insisting upon a CPL for the client ought to be held liable for malpractice.
What is “healing art malpractice”?
, March 2006
A recent case out of the First District Appellate Court once again raises the question: what is “healing art malpractice”? In Jackson v. Chicago Classic Janitorial and Cleaning Service, 355 Ill.App.3d 906, 291 Ill.Dec. 469 (1st Dist. 2005) plaintiff alleged that she suffered injuries during a functional capacity evaluation. Plaintiff’s allegations against defendant, Maximum Rehabilitation Services, were couched primarily in terms of Maximum’s failure to properly instruct, supervise and train its employees.