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PNC Bank sues man for not returning erroneous checks

By Joel Brakken | Jan 28, 2014

A bank is suing a man for failing to return checks it erroneously wrote for a past lease of a parking lot.

PNC Bank N.A. filed a lawsuit Nov. 27 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Michael O'Connor, citing unjust enrichment, conversion and consumer fraud.

According to the complaint, O'Connor was a managing member of Broadway Creations LLC and Dionysus, as well as manager and chief pperating officer of Broadway 3012.

In January 2007, Broadway 3012 acquired property on 3012-3036 N. Broadway Ave. in Chicago to construct and lease a building for a MidAmerica Bank branch. The complaint states that during 2007, MidAmerica began to lease a property at 3020 N. Broadway Ave., through O'Connor and owned by Broadway 3012, for use as a parking lot for its patrons.

According to the complaint, O'Connor and MidAmerica entered into an oral agreement, which was never transferred to a written lease, for use of the lot for $3,000. Later MidAmerica became National City, which then was merged into PNC in February 2010.

The complaint states that during this time, Broadway 3012 went into bankruptcy and during the proceedings rejected all executory and unexpired leases and contracts and sold all of its assets before selling the properties in November 2010.

PNC Bank is seeking a judgment in the amount of $45,485.40 plus interest and court costs. It is being represented in the case by attorneys from Crowley & Lamb P.C.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2013L013604.

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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