MRV’s professional liability attorneys are experienced in providing legal representation to clients in a variety of professions charged with negligence. Our attorneys have defended attorneys, law firms, realtors, banks and insurance brokers accused of errors in judgment or actions below the standard practice in their respective professions. MRV has defended hundreds of professional liability lawsuits in state and federal courts. In addition to providing expert defense in professional negligence lawsuits, our attorneys are experienced in providing advice and guidance in response to potential claims and to questions about conflicts of interest and ethical considerations.
Obtained a not guilty verdict in a Cook County, Illinois, jury trial, defending a claim of legal malpractice based on the defendant attorney failing to file a suit within the applicable statute of limitations. Though the defense had to concede the lawsuit was not timely filed, the jury agreed with the defense, that the plaintiff would not have prevailed in the underlying lawsuit, if it had been filed on time.
Obtained a jury verdict less than the settlement offer in Cook County, Illinois, in a legal malpractice case. The attorney was sued for failing to file for an extension of maintenance in a divorce case. The defendant attorney admitted the failure to file the extension, but the jury agreed the plaintiff would have received the amount of maintenance claimed.
Obtained a resolution of a case for our insurance broker client wherein it did not have to contribute to a settlement in a suit brought by an insured against his agent and the facultative broker. The suit alleged failure to procure the proper endorsements to protect the insured in a personal injury lawsuit.
Obtained a summary judgment in a legal malpractice lawsuit wherein the plaintiff alleged the attorney failed to properly prosecute a product liability lawsuit. Our attorneys successfully argued the plaintiff would be unable to prove liability in the underlying case against the drug company manufacturer.
Obtained a not guilty verdict in a bench trial for a community bank in a suit brought by an attorney claiming the bank wrongfully returned the proceeds of a case settlement to the bank that issued the settlement check. The bank successfully argued the attorney wrongfully executed the client’s endorsement without proper authorization. When the drawing bank objected to the improper endorsement, the defendant bank pursuant to the UCC had to return the proceeds. The court agreed the bank acted properly in returning the proceeds to the issuing bank despite plaintiff’s objections.
Obtained a summary judgment for an attorney in a malpractice case. The plaintiff alleged the plaintiff had negligently drafted a court order, resulting in a financial loss to the plaintiff.
Obtained the dismissal of a legal malpractice lawsuit at the pleading stage. The dismissal was also upheld on appeal. The claim was legal malpractice during a real estate closing in which the plaintiff alleged he was not properly advised as to the effects of a quitclaim deed.