Illinois Supreme Court Holds Innocent Insured Doctrine Can’t Save Law Partner

One of two partners in a law firm was disbarred on consent. That attorney had completed and signed a renewal application for legal malpractice coverage on behalf of the firm two years previously. Without his partner’s knowledge he answered “no” to the question of whether any member of the firm was aware of circumstances that […]

Heads Up for Attorneys on Properly Handling a Client’s Personal Information

The Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) was enacted in Illinois in 2012 to protect personal information from being wrongfully disclosed by businesses and vendors. However, the security of personal information is not simply an issue of concern for companies processing credit card information or corporations recording their employees’ social security numbers. Lawyers, too, must take […]

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