Recent Settlements and Verdicts

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

$25,000.00.  Action for breach of contract to sell real estate.  Buyer agreed to settle for double the amount of her earnest money deposit.

Summary Judgment Reversed.  Defended an elderly woman against an adverse possession claim to her former marital residence.  Grant of summary judgment for the plaintiff reversed on appeal, resutling in a settlement for more than double the initial offer.

$107,000.00 judgment received in a breach of contract to purchase real estate.  Defendant refused to close despite all contingencies being met.  Clients relocated in expectation of closing occurring.

$100,000.00.  Motor vehicle accident.  Broken wrist and ruptured surgical implant with replacement.  Same insurer for both drivers.

In 2017, we completed over 50 tenant evictions on behalf of our landlord clients.  Despite various delay tactics and other defenses raised, we were successful in getting the tenant out in every case we filed.

Successfully defended a client in a contract dispute over a parcel of real estate.  Obtained a very favorable settlement by arguing that the contract should be voided because the plaintiff in the case either intentionally or negligently misrepresented his interest in the property.

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  Last offer of $35,000 withdrawn before trial.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.

Homeowner association claim denied.  A homeowner's association attempted to force a foreclosing bank 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.