Jenner & Block on Tuesday shot back at claims by its landlord in Chicago that it owes nearly $3.8 million in unpaid rent, saying the plaintiff actually owes the firm more than $840,000 in credit on its rent.

In a 40-page answer filed in Cook County Circuit Court, the Chicago-based law firm alleged that its lease with the plaintiff, an affiliate of the real estate investment management firm known as Heitman, has abatement provisions that cover unforeseen events like the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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