CHICAGO — A Cook County man is suing Public Storage, claiming the company let others take personal property he had stored in a leased unit even though he had consistently paid his rent on time.

Jeffrey Beaumont filed a lawsuit Jan. 27 in Cook County Circuit Court against Public Storage, PS Illinois Trust, manager Curtis Heinz and Marcin Kwita, alleging breach of contract.

According to the complaint, Beaumont leased a storage unit in the Chicago suburb of Roselle from the defendant company on April 6, 2013, for an initial price of $187 per month. Beaumont says he paid his rent on time and never missed a payment. However, the suit says that sometime before Feb. 7, 2015, Heinz or those acting on his behalf unlawfully seized Beaumont’s personal property and allegedly sold it to Kwita or his representative for his own personal use.

Beaumont is seeking damages of more than $50,000, plus litigation costs. He is represented by attorney William G. Potratz of Potratz & Associates P.C. in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case number 2016-L000896

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