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Edward T. Joyce & Associates, P.C. v. Professionals Direct Ins. Co.

816 F.3d 928 (7th Cir. 2016)

Words & Phrases

Professional Liability Policy: In General

Trial Judge

Charles R. Norgle

Appellate Judge



Law firm’s professional liability policy excluded claim for fees billed to class it had represented based on exclusion for “claim[s] for legal fees, costs or disbursements paid or owed” to the firm.

Fact Summary

 District court based finding for insurer concluding the arbitration award was a "sanction" under the policy's exclusion (o).  Seventh Circuit affirmed but on exclusion (p).