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Professional Liability Blog

We explore and analyze current issues and relevant topics to help accountants, attorneys, architects and engineers, insurance agents and real estate brokers avoid a professional liability case.

Professional Liability Blog
February 28, 2023

Don’t Question My (Seller’s) Authority!

Attention real estate agents, brokers, lenders, and title insurance agencies! As the residential and commercial real estate markets continue to evolve and fluctuate in 2023 with the financial markets that impact and drive them, seller authority to convey land continues to be a hot topic.

Professional Liability Blog
August 8, 2017

Piercing the Corporate Veil in Illinois: For the First Time, the Jury Can Decide

Companies, professional corporations, and insurance carriers doing business in Illinois need to know about a trailblazing new case likely to impact their defense against veil-piercing claims. Traditionally, the question of whether a corporate veil can be pierced to reach the shareholders or owners behind a corporate entity has been for the trial court to determine. But in Benzakry v. Patel, 2017 WL 1251645 (Ill. App. Apr. 5, 2017), tradition didn’t hold: now veil-piercing claims can be decided by a jury instead of the trial court.