Legal Malpractice Lawsuit Filed In Cook County Circuit Court

As discussed elsewhere throughout this website, there are a variety of factors that may contribute to a claim of legal malpractice.  One such factor is the failure of a lawyer to meet applicable deadlines, including the failure to meet court deadlines.

One example of an alleged missed deadline is seen in a legal malpractice lawsuit as discussed in The Cook County Record article of March 24, 2014, titled “Cerda Law Offices sued for legal malpractice.”

The lawsuit was filed in Cook County Circuit Court on March 12, 2014, Case No. 2014L003002.

An excerpt from the The Cook County Record article mentioned above:

The complaint states Rivera retained Cerda to provide legal services in pursuit of a claim against the town of Cicero and its police officers. On Sept. 16, 2010, Cerda filed the lawsuit on behalf of the plaintiff, according to the complaint.

Rivera claims Cicero filed a motion for summary judgment and Cerda failed to file a timely response, which resulted in summary judgment being granted in favor of the town of Cicero.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including The Cook County Record article mentioned above.


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