Professor Alberto Bernabe -
The University of Illinois-Chicago School of Law
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).