Recent Settlements and Verdicts

Serving Waukegan, Libertyville, Lake County, Gurnee & nearby areas of Illinois

Fire restoration project.  Final settlement demand $75,000.  Last offer of $35,000 withdrawn before trial.  Judgment entered at trial $120,000.  Five figure award of court costs and attorney's fees also expected.

A homeowner's association attempted to force a foreclosing back to pay several years of unpaid association dues incurred by a prior owner.  Most egregious, the association's law firm attempted to tack on legal fees which exceeded the amount of the unpaid dues.  Ted was able to convince the appellate court that the association was not entitled to the amounts sought and the association was forced to release their improperly filed lien.  The association was unable to overcome the fact that Ted's client had, on his advice, begun paying dues beginning the month after they obtained title.  The court accepted Ted's argument that this acceptance of dues acted as a bar to any further claims for the prior owner's unpaid assessments and that the mortgage held a superior right to the association which was exercised via the mortgage foreclosure proceedings.

$1,500,000.00 Jury verdict in lawsuit against insurance company alleging breach of contract. Settlement offer of only $50,000.00.

Recovered title to multiple vacant lots with value of $800,000.00. Former partner of client attempted to sell lots to a third party without proper authorization.

Over $400,000.00 in lump sum recoveries for land owners who have lost their real estate due to a tax sale.

$500,000.00 40 year old married mother of two rear ended by intoxicated teenager in an auto accident. Multiple leg, hand and rib fractures with scarring from three surgical procedures. Settled following mediation after initial offer of only $200,000.00.

$250,000.00 recovered from title company on behalf of general contractor. Property owner was allowed by lender to take cash out from construction loan without paying off multiple liens for labor and materials.

$200,000.00 Arbitration award against general contractor and several subcontractors for poorly constructed roof and frame.

$225,000.00 obtained in settlement for one of four heirs to a decedent’s estate. Our client’s siblings attempted to deny him any inheritance even though he was the parent’s primary care giver during the last years of her life.

Tax deed vacated due to failure to provide proper notice. Client recovered title to condominium worth $250,000.00

Pages