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Collection Defense – Be Careful Where You Keep Your Money

Citation to Discover Assets  |  1st Dist. Gataric v. Colak, 2016 IL App (1st) 151281 (July 15, 2016) Cook Co., 5th Div. (REYES) Affirmed. Court entered order denying Citation Respondent’s claim to funds held in joint checking account with Defendant, and ordering those funds be turned over to Plaintiff in satisfaction of underlying judgment obtained […]

Areas of Practice, Civil Litigation, Latest News, Mechanic's Lien, Mechanic's Lien Foreclosure, Real Estate

Make Sure You Got All Your Money Before You Give a Release in a Mechanic’s Lien Scenario

In a recent case the court held that once a release is recorded on title to a property removing the mechanic’s lien previously filed by the unpaid contractor, there is no recourse and any claims based on the lien are waived forever. So even if the release is executed and recorded based on a settlement […]

Areas of Practice, Civil Litigation, Latest News, Mechanic's Lien, Mechanic's Lien Foreclosure, Real Estate

Case Law Update – Mechanic’s Liens

The validity of mechanic’s liens filed and the subject of timely foreclosure actions are subject to the veracity and accuracy of the information represented in the mechanic’s lien documents that form the basis of the action. Honest mistakes in information in the lien do not invalidate the document. The statute will invalidate a lien wherein […]

Areas of Practice, Civil Litigation, Latest News, Real Estate, Real Estate Litigation

Illinois Real Property Disclosure Report – Mandatory or Else!!!!

Realtors, ever “forgotten” to get a disclosure signed by your client? Ever forget to make sure the other realtor gets their client to sign? Beware it can come back and bite you! And cost everyone in the end!!!! The right to completed Real Property Disclosure Report attendant to a real estate transaction is absolute. Until […]

Areas of Practice, Civil Litigation, Latest News, Mechanic's Lien, Mechanic's Lien Foreclosure, Real Estate

Case Law – Mechanic’s Lien Act

The Mechanic’s Lien Act creates certain protections for contractors who complete work on real property and then face the prospect of not getting paid by unscrupulous owners of the real estate. To take advantage of the benefits under the Act, the contractor needs to strictly comply with the terms and conditions of the Act. One […]