May 13, 2011
Client Dies, Negotiations Continue
The Illinois Administrator has filed a complaint alleging misconduct by an attorney who had represented a client who had a slip-and-fall claim. The attorney also represented the spouse on the related loss of consortium claim.
A problem arose when the client was killed in an auto accident. The complaint alleges that the attorney failed to advise the opposing party and counsel of this material fact. Rather, the attorney sought a $30,000 settlement.
It appears that, although there was an agreement to settle, the money never changed hands. (Mike Frisch)
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