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Man claims Chicago lawyer failed to file his suit on time

By Annie Cosby | Jun 24, 2014

A Hinsdale man is suing a Chicago lawyer he claims failed to timely file a suit seeking damages from a vehicle collision.

Tubonimi Bob-Manuel filed a legal malpractice lawsuit June 13 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Gavin M. Pearlman and Law Offices of Gavin M. Pearlman.

According to the complaint, Bob-Manuel was driving northbound on 17th Avenue in Maywood on Feb. 19, 2011, when a vehicle traveling west on Oak Street ran a stop sign and collided with his.

Bob-Manuel claims Pearlman agreed to represent him on Feb. 6, 2012 to bring a claim to recover damages, but failed to file suit before the statute of limitations ran out.

Bob-Manuel is seeking damages in excess of jurisdictional limits, interest and costs. He is being represented in the case by attorney David S. Lipschultz of Goldberg Weisman & Cairo in Chicago.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Cook County Circuit Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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