Recent Illinois Case: Mitchell v. Parkhurst

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In this unpublished opinion, the Appellate Court held that a malpractice plaintiff failed to plead that the alleged malpractice caused her injury because she failed to plead sufficient facts about the underlying case. The plaintiff alleged that the defendant lawyers committed malpractice representing her in a sex discrimination case. The Appellate Court held that she had to plead sufficient facts to show that her underlying case was meritorious; it was not enough to plead that she was treated worse than similarly situated males; she had to plead details about her job, the males’ jobs and their salaries, etc.

(This is for informational purposes and is not legal advice.)

Mitchell v. Parkhurst: 2016 IL App (1st) 150786-U

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