McKnight v. Defendant Attorney

  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 270 F.3d 513 (7th Cir. 2001)07/01/2001
    Client: Defendant Attorney
    Outcome: Summary Judgment in Favor of Defendants Affirmed


In a complex legal malpractice action that had three layers -- an underlying legal malpractice case that pertained to a Title VII race discrimination action -- trial counsel obtained summary judgment for the attorney defendants who had obtained a substantial settlement for the plaintiff.

Accepting defendants' argument that plaintiff had presented insufficient expert testimony to prove that plaintiff would have received a greater award had the attorneys handled his case as plaintiff alleged they should, the Seventh Circuit affirmed summary judgment for defendants.