Friday, April 9, 2010

No insurance coverage for misconduct re fees

A recent Illinois Appellate Court decision has held that no coverage was available to an attorney under a lawyer's professional liability policy, for claims against the attorney in either a civil suit or a disciplinary proceeding, based on allegations that the attorney charged a contingent legal fee in excess of that allowed by statute. The case is called Continental Casualty Co. v. Donald T. Bertucci, Ltd., 2010 WL 1033448 (1st Dist. 2010).

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