Policy Won't Cover Ill. Atty Fee Dispute, State Bar Insurer Says

Law360 (September 11, 2019, 7:06 PM EDT) -- The Illinois State Bar Association Mutual Insurance Co. asked an Illinois state judge on Tuesday to declare it has no duty to defend an Illinois attorney fighting a lawsuit over alleged overbilling, saying lawyers' billing functions aren't a covered professional service.

The money at issue would not be considered damage under its policy, the insurer said in a Cook County Circuit Court complaint.

ISBA Mutual contends it's not on the hook for a fee dispute between Chicago attorney Alan E. Sohn and his firm and Randy Sly, the executor of an estate seeking to recover more than $280,000 stemming from "unreasonable and...

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