Annie Cosby May 3, 2016, 9:00am

A lawsuit has been dismissed against a real estate attorney brought by a DeKalb County woman who claimed negligence of the attorney caused her property to go into foreclosure.

On May 2, a Cook County judge ordered the dismissal on the grounds the complaint brought by plaintiff Ann Stephens against Shawn Bolger was time-barred under Illinois' statute of repose and statute of limitations governing such claims.  

Stephens had filed the suit Aug. 12, 2015, in Cook County Circuit Court against Bolger, alleging breach of fiduciary duty.

According to the complaint, Stephens attempted to contact Bolger to help resolve an issue with her DeKalb County property's permanent identification number was contacted by DeKalb County over a problem with her property's permanent identification number, but she claimed Bolger, lawyer who had handled her property's April 2004 closing, did not respond, resulting in her property being foreclosed upon.

Stephens was represented by attorney Charles Silverman, of Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L008426.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Cook County Circuit Court. 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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