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Appeals court: Malpractice claim vs Chuhak can be put on hold until criminal case resolved vs lawyer over fuel tax credit scheme

Jonathan Bilyk Mar. 22, 2016, 3:11pm

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.