Yet Another Appellate Court Victory

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

For the third time this year, our firm received a favorable ruling in an appellate court matter. In this most recent case, we represented the purchaser of a tax sale certificate who was seeking title to the property for non-payment of real estate taxes. The property owner challenged the legal sufficiency of the notices served upon him notifying him of the tax sale, the last day to pay his delinquent taxes and the consequences of his failure to pay. We were able to convince the First District Appellate Court that our client's notices were legally proper. Despite errors alleged by the property owner's attorney, we successfully argued that the property owner was not mislead by the notices he received and that he suffered no harm or prejudice as a result of the deficiencies being asserted. This victory came despite recent appellate court rulings holding that tax sale notices were defective due to such errors as the failure to include superfluous digits when referring to the certificate number and for directing the property owner to a court hearing at a specific building without including the address of that building. Our two victories on behalf of tax buyers this year overcame recent case law trends which strongly favored property owners. We continue to represent both tax buyers and property owners in delinquent tax sale matters. Feel free to contact us if we can be of assistance.