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Practice Area: Professional Liability Defense

Pat Eckler Publishes Article on Statute of Limitations for Accoutnants

Pretzel & Stouffer partner, Donald Patrick Eckler, recently published an article in the Illinois Defense Counsel Quarterly on Mitchell v. Stonecasters, LLC, 2018 IL App (2d) 180127. In the article he discusses the continued expansion of the definition of professional services under the Illinois Public Accounting Act for the purposes of the statute of limitations …

July 2019 | Firm News

Matt Tibble Gives Presentation on Risk Management for Accountants

Pretzel & Stouffer attorney Matthew Tibble recently gave a webinar for continuing education for accountants entitled “Professional Liability Risk Management Beyond Busy Season.” Matt presented with Joseph W. Richardson, CP, CFE, from Harper & Pearson Company, P.C., and Sarah Ference, CPA, from CNA Insurance. The webinar focused on the importance of liability risk beyond the …

June 2019 | Firm News

Appellate Court Victory in Accounting Malpractice Case

Brendan Nelligan and Matthew J. Egan once again prevailed in the Illinois Appellate Court on behalf of the firm’s clients, an accountant and his firm who were sued for professional malpractice arising from alleged advice they provided certain clients which purportedly resulted in a loss suffered by the clients in a subsequent collections action. The circuit court had …

December 2018 | Firm News

Investigators Defended Against Claims after Exoneration of Criminal Defendants

Suzanne Crowley, defended five investigators against claims of civil rights violations, malicious prosecution and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The investigators were appointed to assist two special prosecutors concerning alleged wrongdoing by a State’s Attorney and his staff. Plaintiffs alleged that the special prosecutors and the investigators fabricated evidence and withheld exculpatory evidence resulting in …

September 2017 | Firm News