Ben Hart Jun. 17, 2014, 9:00am

A man is suing over claims his family was evicted from their home as a result of a lawyer's legal malpractice.

Viorel Berar filed a lawsuit June 12 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Cary G. Schiff and his firm, Cary G. Schiff & Associates.

Berar claims Schiff didn't properly defend him in July 2009 after he was sued by his condominium association for violating certain rules, although he alleges those rules had never been adopted by a vote of the unit owners.

He accuses Schiff of failing to disclose to the court the fact these rules weren't in effect, which resulted in him losing and his family being evicted.

Berar is seeking damages in the amount of $50,000 and is representing himself in the case.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L007800.

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, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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