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Judge: Insurer OK not to cover big losses for defendants accused in RICO case of trying to bribe Blago

By Dee Thompson | Nov 24, 2017

An insurer has won the right to exclude coverage based on specific policy language mentioning a 2014 RICO claim over an alleged scheme by horse racing track owners to bribe jailed former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Lawyer needed to have verbal fee-sharing agreement in writing to enforce his claim: Appeals panel

By Dan Churney | May 13, 2016

An Illinois appeals court has upheld a McHenry County judge’s ruling that a Chicago lawyer is not obliged to give a slice of his $1.4 million legal fee to the suburban lawyer who referred a malpractice case to him, because the referring lawyer didn’t abide by rules requiring he inform the client the fee would be split.

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