From the Start

In Suburban Real Estate Services, Inc. v. Carlson, the Illinois Supreme Court tried to reconcile two lines of caselaw governing when a legal malpractice claim involving a transaction accrues under Illinois’ two-year statute of limitations. However, as Mark Bernstein and Joel Bertocchi note in their June Illinois Bar Journal article, "From the Start," as much clarity as the Court delivered in Carlson, it left some questions unexamined.

Applying the statute of limitations to a legal malpractice claim involves at least two inquiries: 1) when the client learned of the screw-up; and 2) when it suffered damages as a result. Bernstein and Bertocchi go on to explore how those requirements have nuances that can dictate dramatically different accrual dates based on slight factual variations.

Read the June Illinois Bar Journal article, "From the Start." 

Posted on June 6, 2022 by Celeste Antoinette Niemann
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