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West Loop condo association, security company face suit over resident's attack in alley

By Bethany Krajelis | Jan 13, 2015

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A Chicago woman who alleges she was beaten and robbed in an alley by her West Loop condominium is suing her condo association and its security providers over claims they failed to keep her safe.

The woman filed suit Thursday in the Cook County Circuit Court against R+D659 Condominium Association, Lieberman Management Services and Admiral Security Services Inc., as well as one of its security guards. She also sued Curtis Williams, the man who was arrested and is facing charges over the incident.

According to the complaint, the woman was walking home alone at about 11:30 p.m. on March 17, when a man grabbed her from behind, wrapped his arm around her neck, punched her and dragged her from near the entrance of her condo building at 659 W. Randolph Street to an alley.

She claims the man pinned her to the ground and tried to pull down her pants while continuing to punch her in the face and knee her in the abdomen before running off with her purse. The man was later identified as Williams, the suit states.

When she went into the lobby of her condo, the suit alleges the security guard was not at the front desk and she couldn't find a phone to call 911. The guard eventually returned and called police for her.

The woman asserts she sustained serious injuries that required her to seek medical treatment as a direct result of the defendants' negligence, t

Because the condo association and management company had a security guard, secured entryway and camera surveillance at the building, the woman asserts it had a duty to protect her, but failed to do so.

She accuses the security company and its employee of failing to provide adequate security by not monitoring the area and employing a security guard who left his post unmanned. Her suit includes a battery count against Williams.

The woman is represented by Jennifer K. Scifo of Kralovec Jambois & Schwartz in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case Number 2015L000160.

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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