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Attorney says spike in legal malpractice suits has roots in economic struggles

Mike Helenthal Oct. 24, 2016, 5:26pm

A Chicago attorney who for 30 years has defended lawyers facing disciplinary proceedings says that findings in a recent report from the American Bar Association on national trends in legal malpractice litigation reflect a still struggling economy.

State high court: Mesothelioma may take decades to manifest, but law gives only 25 years to file suit over asbestos exposure

Dana Herra Nov. 6, 2015, 10:57am

Story CopyA widow whose husband’s asbestos-related illness manifested more than 40 years after his last exposure cannot collect damages from the employer responsible for the exposure, the Illinois Supreme Court has ruled.