Date archive: June 2016

Defending a Malpractice Action in Missouri? Don’t Forget to Check the Statute of Limitations

Introduction When defending a legal malpractice action, the first item on any attorney’s checklist should be whether the plaintiff has satisfied the statute of limitations. Under Section 516.120 RSMo, the statute of limitations for claims of legal malpractice is five years. And Section 516.100 provides “that for the purposes of sections 516.100 to 516.370,” a…

Law Firm Prevails in Pursuit of Attorney Fees, But at What Cost?

Introduction In Storino, Ramello & Durkin v. Rackow, 45 N.E.3d 307 (Ill. App. 1 Dist. 2015), a law firm prevailed in seeking nearly $110,000 in attorney fees from its former clients under a contingency fee agreement that rewarded the firm based on how much was saved in special assessments the Village of Bensenville had sought…

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