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An Illinois judge sided with commercial real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield in a dispute with its insurers over more than $33 million in legal fees racked up fighting lawsuits stemming from appraisals performed for developers prior to the 2008 recession. Cushman was represented by McKool Smith principals Robin Cohen, Natasha Romagnoli and Michelle Migdon, and associate Avery Williams. Ruling on summary judgment, U.S. District Judge Joan Lefkow of the Northern District of Illinois said Illinois National Insurance, ACE American Insurance, Liberty Mutual Insurance and RLI Insurance were contractually obligated to provide tiered levels of professional liability coverage.

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