Law firm seeks $42K from client for real estate work

Mark Reccek Jan. 7, 2015, 11:00am

A Chicago law firm is suing a client over claims he failed to pay the firm a percentage of real estate reductions it successfully obtained.

Weis, DuBrock, Doody & Maher filed a lawsuit Dec. 22 in Cook County Circuit Court against Chicago resident Richard Urso Jr.

According to the complaint, Urso retained Weis, DuBrock, Doody & Maher for legal services in connection with seeking a real estate tax and assessment reduction for his property on West 51st Street. The firm contends Urso failed to pay it a percentage of the reduction it achieved as stated in the parties' agreement.

Weis, DuBrock, Doody & Maher alleges it is entitled to $42,151.26, along with costs, interest and attorney fees. It is represented by attorney Robert S. Minetz of Latimer LeVay Fyock in Chicago.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in 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 represents only one side of the story.

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