De Novo Review Malpractice Claim.

Byline: Derek Hawkins

7th Circuit Court of Appeals

Case Name: Linda S. Bergal v. Ben M. Roth, et al.,

Case No.: 20-2887

Officials: KANNE, ROVNER, and HAMILTON, Circuit Judges.

Focus: De Novo Review Malpractice Claim

Plaintiff Linda Bergal brought this malpractice case against her attorney Ben Roth, his law firm, and accountant Joseph Sanders. She alleges the defendants duped her into disclaiming a $1.5 million mutual fund account owned by her late husband, Dr. Milton Bergal. The district court dismissed Linda's claims as barred under the doctrine of issue preclusion (collateral estoppel) based on a state-court...

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