Nos. 09-1124, 09-1168.

591 F.3d 909 (2010)

Rex CARR, Plaintiff-Appellant/Cross-Appellee, v. Stephen M. TILLERY et al., Defendants-Appellees/Cross-Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided January 12, 2010.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jonathan C. Bunge (argued), Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellant/Cross-Appellee.

Lee A. Freeman, Jr. (argued), Jenner & Block LLP, Chicago, IL, for Defendants-Appellees/Cross-Appellants.

Before POSNER, RIPPLE, and WOOD, Circuit Judges.

POSNER, Circuit Judge.

Rex Carr, a successful class action lawyer in southern Illinois, is locked in mortal combat with his former law partners, the defendants in a RICO case (with a supplemental state-law claim, 28 U.S.C. § 1367) that he brought in federal district court. The dispute is over the division of legal fees in cases handled by the law firm (Carr Korein Tillery, LLC) before it broke up; Carr is seeking some $20 million in compensatory damages alone...


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