7th Circ. Wary Of Expanding Atty Liability In Mayer Brown Suit

Law360, Chicago (March 30, 2017, 4:38 PM EDT) -- A Seventh Circuit panel had serious questions Thursday about a lawsuit brought against Mayer Brown LLP by lenders of a $1.5 billion loan held by General Motors Co., expressing concerns that reviving the class claims would dramatically expand attorney liability.

The suit stems from an error a Mayer Brown paralegal had made as the firm drew up documents while representing GM in the payoff of a different loan. Rebooting the case would hold attorneys responsible for the way their errors impact people other than their own...
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