Ill. Boosts Malpractice Coverage For Forthright Professionals

Law360, New York (November 15, 2012, 9:16 PM EST) -- An Illinois appeals court recently ruled that an attorney who admitted a mistake without his insurer's permission was still owed malpractice coverage because his policy's voluntary payments provision interfered with his ethical obligations — a rare decision that policyholders in other professions should point to when trying to win malpractice coverage, experts say.

In a case of first impression, the appeals court affirmed that Illinois State Bar Association Mutual Insurance Co. must defend Frank Greenfield of Frank M. Greenfield & Associates PC against a malpractice lawsuit...
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