Ex-Miner Barnhill Atty's Wage Claims Tossed

Law360, New York (April 14, 2011, 10:28 PM EDT) -- An Illinois appellate court Thursday upheld a dismissal of compensation claims brought by a former Miner Barnhill & Galland PC partner against the firm after she quit, finding that her contract was clear and that she was not entitled to payment.

The Appellate Court of Illinois, First Judicial District, decided that a trial court was correct in dismissing Marni Willenson's compensation claims regarding a shareholder agreement with the firm.

While one section of the agreement is ambiguous about whether compensation is guaranteed if a partner leaves...
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