Here is an Illinois appellate case reported by the Illinois Legal Malpractice Blog arising from an action against General Motors where “the plaintiffs sued their former lawyers for malpractice, alleging that the lawyers were negligent when they failed to sue General Motors for strict liability of a manufacturing defect in a car the plaintiffs were in an accident in. After the defendants argued that proximate causation and damages elements could not be established because the plaintiffs’ successor lawyer successfully sued GM for strict liability the trial court dismissed the plaintiffs’ complaint, and on December 19, 2005, the Illinois Appellate Court affirmed this ruling.”

The case is reproduced here. Details from the Illinois Legal Malpractice Blog here.