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Lawsuit: Re/Max brokerage owes $1M for agent who pocketed earnest money; Insurer won't defend

Scott Holland Oct. 28, 2016, 4:13pm

An insurance company has gone to federal court in hopes of proving it has no obligation to cover a suburban real estate brokerage against a lawsuit brought by a woman who has demanded the agency pay her more than $1 million for failing to stop an agent who worked at the brokerage from pocketing tens of thousands of dollars in earnest money. 

Condo owners facing eviction get just one chance in court to challenge legitimacy of fees

Dan Churney Jan. 6, 2016, 9:18am

Condominium owners who wish to challenge the legality of fees charged by their properties’ owners associations don’t get two chances in court to do so, an Illinois state appellate panel has found, upholding a Cook County judge’s dismissal of an evicted condo owner’s suit over association assessment late fees, saying the owner should have raised the issue when he was evicted three years before. The appellate order was filed Dec. 17 under Supreme Court Rule 23.

No new trial for ladder maker ordered to pay Wheaton man $11 million for fall, head injuries

Jonathan Bilyk Dec. 28, 2015, 11:06am

A ladder manufacturer will not be granted another chance to persuade a court a jury wrongfully awarded a Wheaton man more than $11 million after he fell when the ladder on which he was perched collapsed.