Atlas Brewing Company, a Chicago craft brewer, filed a complaint April 15 in Cook County Circuit Court against its former attorneys at the Chicago firm of Fuksa Khorshid LLC, alleging the firm’s purported failure to properly manage registration of the brewery’s trademark cost them the chance to expand their marketing efforts beyond Chicago.
Appeals court: Malpractice claim vs Chuhak can be put on hold until criminal case resolved vs lawyer over fuel tax credit scheme
A state appeals panel has decided a Cook County judge was correct in slapping a stay on a legal malpractice claim against Chicago law firm Chuhak & Tecson over allegations the firm misled investors into sinking money into buying into federal nonconventional fuel tax credit partnerships, saying, while plaintiffs may wish to move ahead with their lawsuit, the case must take a backseat for now to a criminal tax case pending against an indicted lawyer.
A lawyer’s failure to file an appeal on time may have technically torpedoed a family’s lawsuit against another attorney who they blame for destroying their businesses. But an appellate panel has determined the family would have lost the appeal and the case anyway, and so has denied the family’s attempt to sue its attorney for losing the suit.