The Illinois Legal Malpractice Blog reports a legal malpractice case which turns on whether an act declared unconstitutional was void ab initio or allowed for a reasonable time thereafter to remedy a late complaint.
The legal malpractice case was timely if filed under th new law. The trouble: this new law was declared unconstitutional. The complaint was filed several weeks later, probably relying on the extra time allowed by the statute. Would plaintiff be allowed the complaint or not?
The court allowed a reasonable time to file a complaint, even though late if analyzed under the old law. Details.