Q: Does a firm have to tell you they represent the party you're seeing them about suing, or can they string you along?
And then try to persuade you that you don't have a case. The time is almost up to file so we contacted them again to see if they would at least do a letter for us to extend it. They say they can't because it would be a conflict of interest.
A: Find out why it's a conflict. If they had been representing the other party they should have told you so. If it's that they represent a potential witness, that is a little different--a conflict but they only have to tell you when they figure it out. However you need to find another attorney so contact a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consultations.
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