Joel Brakken Jan. 21, 2014, 9:45am

Two private detectives are facing suit over allegations they failed to execute proper service.

Diversified Communications Inc. and Darryl Henry filed a lawsuit Dec. 2 in the Cook County Circuit Court against D & D Investigations, Darryl Lewallen and Deborah Lewallen, citing negligence, breach of oral contract and fraud.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs retained the defendants in 2006 to serve process on a man and on Sept. 1, 2006, Darryl Lewallen claimed he successfully obtained substitute service by serving the man's wife.

The plaintiffs, however, claim the woman Darryl Lewallen served was not the man's wife and the case was dismissed for lack of proper service. The suit states that as a result of the defendants' failure to execute proper service, the plaintiffs have been monetarily damaged because they have not been able to collect on an arbitration award.

The plaintiffs are seeking more than $50,000 in damages and are being represented in the case by The Law Offices of Scott A. Kogen & Associates PC.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2013L013679.

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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