Whitney Brakken Dec. 20, 2013, 8:45am

A Cook County business is suing to enforce an arbitration award.

American Realty & Management Ltd. filed a complaint Dec. 11 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Aleksander Jakubowski, seeking to confirm an arbitration award and a motion for entry of judgment.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff and defendant had binding arbitration and an award was entered on Nov. 4, in favor of the plaintiff for the amount of $48,557.60 for money damages, $12,000 for attorneys' fees, $2,323.41 for expenses and $1,775 for fees and expenses.

The defendant has failed to pay the award, according to the complaint. American Realty & Management is seeking $63,331.01 in damages, plus court costs, interest and attorney's fees.

The plaintiff is represented in the case by Kevin M. Forde and Ellen M. Carey of Forde Law Offices LLP.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2013L014017.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Cook County Courthouse. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note that a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it represents only one side of the story.

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