Recent Illinois Case: Harmata v. Scott & Kraus LLC

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In this unpublished opinion, the First District affirmed the dismissal of a legal malpractice claim on statute of repose grounds.   The court noted that the statute of repose is not tolled by the discovery rule and begins to run when the event giving rise to the claim occurs, regardless of whether the plaintiff’s injury has been realized.   The court also held that the attorneys did not waive or forfeit  their statute of repose defense when they asserted an attorney’s lien after the expiration of the repose period.

Harmata v. Scott & Kraus LLC, 2016 IL App (1st) 152359-U

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

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