7th Circ. Won't Revive Time-Barred Legal Malpractice Row

Law360 (June 29, 2020, 7:36 PM EDT) -- The Seventh Circuit ruled an Indiana woman waited more than a decade too long before launching malpractice claims against Emswiller Williams Noland & Clarke PC attorneys she said wrongly allowed a trust fund to be dissolved instead of merely changed.

A three-judge panel affirmed on Friday a lower court's dismissal of Elizabeth Ruckelshaus' claims of legal malpractice in an unpublished opinion, saying that the two-year statute of limitations for the trust work began in 2000 when she and her now-deceased brother signed documents dissolving the trust. Ruckelshaus claims her attorneys, Gerald L. Cowan and Kent Emswiller, did not protect her clearly...

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