Reports of Cases Determined in the Appellate Courts of Illinois Volume 174

Reports of Cases Determined in the Appellate Courts of Illinois Volume 174

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...of the liability. 3. Arroam-zr nun cm!-;1'r--when evidence of reasonableness of fee is inadmissible. Where an attorney, having a contingent tee contract with his client, sues a. defendant, who made a direct settlement with the client, as liable under the Attorney's Lien Law, and relies upon his contract with his client, evidence of what is a reasonable fee for services is outside the issues of the case. Cmnx, P. J., dissenting. Error to the Municipal Court of Chicago; the Hon. WILLIAM H. Dnrrnicn, Judge, presiding. Heard in the Branch Appellate Court at the March term, 1911. Reversed and judgment here on rehearing. Opinion flied November 12, 1912. J OHN A. Rose and FRANK L. Kmnrn, for plaintiff in error; J OHN R. GUILLIAMS and W. V. GURLEY, of counsel. J. W. SUT'roN, defendant in error, pro se. MB. J USTICE Baauns delivered the opinion of the court. Defendant in error was attorney for one Joseph Speicher in a suit brought by the latter against plaintifi" in error to recover for personal injuries. He made Sutton v. Chicago Ry. Co., 174 Ill. App. 316. a contract with his client to receive as his fee one half of the amount that should be recovered after oommencement of the suit. The company, through its attorney, without his knowledge, settled with Speicher for $325 and $40 additional for his physician, and at the same time gave him the following writing: "In consideration of your settling your case against the Chicago Railways Company for Three Hundred Twenty-five ($325) Dollars, I hereby agree to see that the Chicago Railways Company pays your attorney, J. W. Sutton, a reasonable fee, whether on account of your written contract with him, or otherwise earned by im. "Yours very truly, This suit was originally brought against...
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  • Paperback | 218 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236798058
  • 9781236798053