Atty Escapes Divorce Malpractice Suit In Ill. Appeals Court

Law360 (September 23, 2019, 6:57 PM EDT) -- An Illinois woman waited too long to sue her attorney for allegedly coercing her into accepting a divorce settlement that provided her too little, a state appellate panel affirmed Friday.

Anne Anderson filed her legal malpractice suit against Illinois attorney Denise M. Kuzniewski in December 2016, but she should have filed it within two years of hiring new counsel to try to tweak her deal with ex-husband Steven Hewson — something she did in October 2011, a three-judge panel found. Therefore, the appeals court affirmed a finding that Anderson's suit against Kuzniewski was untimely as a matter of law.

Anderson had argued she...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Attached Documents

Related Sections

Law Firms

Companies

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Beta
Ask a question!