Trump Supporter Must Pay $5.7M in Fees: Ill. Appeals Court

By Lauraann Wood (June 21, 2018, 10:56 PM EDT) -- An Illinois state appeals panel on Thursday upheld a Nixon Peabody LLP predecessor's $5.7 million win for attorneys' fees the firm says it's owed for trial work it performed for a wealthy backer of Donald Trump's presidential campaign in a suit against a Chicago suburb.

The unanimous three-judge panel said the lower court reasonably found that Ronald Gidwitz and members of his family owe Ungaretti & Harris LLP the unpaid amount for representing them in a string of lawsuits over a low-income housing complex in the city of Joliet.

The panel rejected Gidwitz's argument that the lower court would have found...

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