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IL high court: Atty fee-splitting deals valid even if don't include verbiage declaring 'joint responsibility'

Jonathan Bilyk May 18, 2017, 3:57pm

Lawyers in Illinois who benefit from clients sent their way under referral agreements with other lawyers will still need to pay the referring attorneys, even if the referral agreements don’t include language explicitly declaring the lawyers agree to share “joint financial responsibility” for the case, the Illinois Supreme Court has declared.