Dan Hassing and Mark Novotny recently secured a summary judgment for their clients on a legal malpractice claim. Hassing and Novotny represented a team of lawyers who had been sued on allegations that they had negligently handled a challenge to a tax increment financing project in rural Nebraska.
Hassing and Novotny argued that the claim against their clients was barred by the statute of limitations. To support this argument, Hassing and Novotny diligently combed through the file from the underlying litigation, which consisted of almost 75,000 pages of material. Through their painstaking review, Hassing and Novotny were able to find documents proving that the plaintiffs’ claim had accrued outside of the statute of limitations.