Cubs pitcher Darvish sued by Evanston neighbors over fence

By Cook County Record | Apr 16, 2019

CHICAGO — An Evanston couple has filed suit against Chicago Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish and his wife, claiming the Darvishes installed a fence that infringes on their property and interferes with the plaintiffs' access to Lake Michigan.

Craig and Alexis Eyler filed a complaint on March 31 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Darax LLC, Yu Darvish and Seiko Darvish.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs purchased a home in the historic district of Evanston at 741 Sheridan Road. 

The plaintiff received a postcard in June 2018 from the Ccty of Evanston to inform them of a hearing for an application of a zoning variance to construct a fence at the property next door. The plaintiffs' new neighbors, the Darvishes, wanted to build a 6-foot fence around the perimeter of their property and a meeting was scheduled with the plaintiff and defendant to discuss the fence. 

The defendants and plaintiffs agreed to a wrought iron fence, but upon installation, the fence interfered with the plaintiffs' access to the lake and the installation process left debris. The plaintiffs allege they have attempted to remedy the situation amicably, but the defendants have failed to listen to their arguments.

The Darvishes are accused of breach of contract.

The plaintiffs are seeking damages, plus attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiffs are represented by Andrew May of Neal Gerber & Eisenberg LLP in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2019-CH-04152.

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