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Court Upholds Dismissal of Worker's Effort to Limit Prior Attorneys to Fee Based on $1 Settlement

By WorkCompCentral

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 | 604 | 0 | 0 min read

The Illinois Appellate Court upheld the dismissal of a worker’s effort to limit his three prior attorneys to a fee of 20 cents, since he had settled his comp claim for $1. Case: Joiner v. IWCC (Ceco Concrete Construction), No. 1-16-1866WC, 09/29/2017, published. Facts and procedural history: Alfred Joiner filed a workers’ compensation claim in November 2008, with the assistance of attorney Neal Wishnick of Sostrin & Sostrin. In June 2010, Joiner discharged Wishnick and hired Andrew Leonard of the Leonard Law Group. One week later, Sostrin filed a petition for fees and costs....

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