Illinois State Bar Association Mutual Insurance Company v. Frank M. Greenfield and Associates, P.C.

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2012 IL App (1st) 110337
Decision Date: 
November 9, 2012
District: 
1st Dist.
Division/County: 
Cook Co.,6th Div.
Justice: 
R. GORDON
Holding: 
Affirmed.
Professional liability insurance policy's voluntary payment clause did not relieve insurer from its duty to defend insured attorney, as the clause, which forbade attorney from admitting liability without insurer's prior consent, was unenforceable as against public policy, as it may operate to limit an attorney's disclosure to his clients. (HALL, concurring; GARCIA, specially concurring.)