Illinois Firm, Attys Want Out Of Business Row Malpractice Suit

Law360 (May 19, 2020, 9:26 PM EDT) -- Chicago law firm Strauss & Malk LLP and two attorneys argued Tuesday that they should be granted summary judgment over malpractice accusations that they mishandled a businessman's suit against a former partner, saying the ex-client's claims against them are time barred.

The firm, its attorney Brad Grayson and Ted Donner of Donner & Company Law Offices LLC argued in two separate motions that former client Charles Short III's 2016 malpractice claims are blocked by Illinois' two-year statute of limitations, which began ticking when a judge permanently axed his underlying contract suit against a former business partner in October 2013.

They argued...

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