Ill. State Bar Wants Out Of Defending Atty In Seawall Dispute

Law360, Springfield (June 1, 2017, 8:31 PM EDT) -- The Illinois State Bar Association's insurance entity filed suit against one of its members and clients Thursday in Indiana federal court, hoping for a court order freeing them of any duty to defend Illinois environmental attorney Patricia Sharkey in an Indiana state court case over the construction of seawalls in a town on Lake Michigan's southeastern shore.

ISBA's Mutual Insurance Co. seeks a declaratory judgment that it has no obligation to defend Sharkey from claims in an underlying suit in Indiana that accuse Sharkey of malpractice in the seawall suit and seek sanctions. The ISBA also seeks judgment that it is...

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