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Professional Liability

TDR Knocks Out Business Tort Claims Alleged Against Large Real Estate Company

Share:TDR partner Michael J. Grant  and associate Amanda N. Catalano obtained summary judgment on claims of tortious interference with a contract and unjust enrichment asserted against TDR’s client, a large real estate company. The case concerned a dispute between real estate brokers over sale commissions associated with the rental of a large commercial property.  The court found that the […]

First District Confirms that Independent Auditors Generally Do Not Owe Fiduciary Obligations to Their Clients

Share: On February 14, 2020, the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, made some law when it confirmed, apparently for the first time, that, under Illinois law, independent auditors do not owe a fiduciary duty to their clients.  See Asian Human Services Family Health Center, Inc. v. James Wong, 2020 IL App (1st) 191049.  While the […]

TDR Successfully Defends Accounting Firm From Claims By Former Client

Share:TDR partners Caesar Tabet, Mark Horwitch and John Fitzgerald recently obtained the dismissal of an accounting malpractice suit in Indiana state court filed against one of the country’s largest public accounting firms. The plaintiffs were seeking millions of dollars in damages, and the lawsuit had been pending for about two years when TDR stepped in […]

Can Former Minority Owners of an LLC Bring a Legal Malpractice Claim Against Company’s Law Firm?

Share:In Stevens v. McGuireWoods LLP, 2015 IL 118652 (Thomas, J.), the Illinois Supreme Court was called upon to decide whether former minority members of an LLC could bring a legal malpractice action against the LLC’s litigation law firm for allegedly failing to timely file a derivative action against the company’s former corporate law firm.  In […]

TDR Victorious in Professional Liability Matter

Share:Tabet DiVito & Rothstein LLC obtained a favorable judgment for our client, a prominent international law firm, in an action alleging professional liability with respect to patent litigation.  The court dismissed, with prejudice, all claims against our client, and entered an order barring all contribution claims. This case was originally filed in the US District […]

Jack Barber Authors Article About Claims Against Accountants

Share:In the August 19, 2013 edition of The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Jack Barber analyzed a recent and important Illinois Appellate Court opinion “Miller v. Harris, 2013 IL App (2d) 120512 (filed Feb. 21, 2013)” which cautions accountants that performing work under oral agreements may increase their exposure to breach of fiduciary duty claims. Barber […]