U.S. Bank, Safeguard Properties accused of trespassing, invasion of privacy

By The Cook County Record | May 20, 2016

CHICAGO – A couple has filed suit against a bank and a foreclosed property manager alleging the defendants took their belongings and locked them out of their house.

Mirza Baig and Shakira Baig filed a complaint on May 3 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Safeguard Properties LLC and U.S. Bank National Association alleging that they violated the Consumer Fraud Act.

According to the complaint, U.S. Bank National Association filed a complaint for foreclosure in August 2013 against the plaintiffs. A judge confirmed the sale in April 2015, the suit states.

The plaintiffs allege that in April 2015, the defendants' agents entered their home and placed a sign-in sheet without their permission. On May 6, 2015, the plaintiffs allege they came home and discovered that they were locked out. On May 8, 2015, the suit states that upon entering their residence, they found that their personal and medicinal properties and belongings were removed and/or missing.

The plaintiffs hold Safeguard Properties LLC and U.S. Bank National Association responsible because the defendants unlawfully broke into their legally occupied home and unlawfully removed their property.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against the defendants in an amount to be proven at trial, compensation for punitive damages, attorney's fees and costs. They are represented by Steven O. Hamill of Law Offices of Steven O. Hamill in Evergreen Park.

Cook County Circuit Court Case number 2016L004401

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