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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Foreclosure, Construction Law and Land Use & Zoning for Illinois on
Q: What Kind of Lawyer do I need?

I bought a home unknowingly there was an open permit pending that the contractor didn't close with the county. Now the County is requesting I close the permit and contractor doesn't have proof of them closing it out. I am unable to schedule inspections due to contractor unable to submit... Read more »

Frederick A. Lurie
Frederick A. Lurie answered on May 13, 2022

You will likely need a code inspection to make sure the work was code compliant.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Contracts and Estate Planning for Illinois on
Q: How did my adult son, who I have financial guardianship, with no job and no savings take out a $43000 car loan withoutme
Stephanie Sexauer
Stephanie Sexauer answered on Apr 26, 2022

I'm so sorry to hear about this; fortunately and unfortunately, it sounds like your son is high functioning to the point he wants to drive his own car but doesn't have the capacity to understand what a car loan entails. In adult guardianships in Illinois, this is somewhat common.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Education Law, Contracts and Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: can you sue a Montessori school if something happens to your child?

My son is attending a Montessori school and they had me sign a contract stating that I can’t sue them ever even if something happens due to their negligence

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Feb 28, 2022

It depends on the contract language and how your child was injured. ALL of the details and a copy of the contract need to be reviewed by an attorney before it is possible to provide a meaningful answer.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Estate Planning and Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Q: We bought a home from my dad but he passed away before being able to put it in our name. How do we transfer the deed

My dad purchased my grandmas home when she went into a nursing home and sold it to my husband and me. He died before being able to transfer the deed, how do we get the house in our name? He did not have a will and my mom and two siblings are still living. We also didn’t have a written agreement... Read more »

Erik K Jacobs
Erik K Jacobs answered on Feb 23, 2022

In order to be enforceable, Illinois, and all other states, require that agreements for the purchase and sale of real estate be in writing. However, this is not insurmountable. First, did you pay your father for the property and can the transfer of funds be documented? More importantly, were... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Illinois on
Q: My landlord is saying because of 735 ILCS 5, I had to give 30 days notice before my 12 month lease ended

My 12 month lease ends the 28th of February. It is very clearly stated and there is no clause in my lease stating I need to give notice 30 days prior. I gave 29 days notice and now my landlord is fighting me and saying I have to stay and pay March rent

Ana M. McNamara
Ana M. McNamara answered on Feb 11, 2022

The statute you quoted is incomplete. It should read 735 ILCS 5/ ___ and a number after the slash in order to point to a relevant section of the statute that your landlord is reading. At any rate, you are not required to give thirty days notice unless it specifically states so in your lease.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Products Liability and Insurance Bad Faith for Illinois on
Q: Do I have to pay them since they forgot?

I got a 3k check from my car insurance, repair shop was supposed to charge me it plus $500 deductible from my end. They only charged me $500 total and are just now asking for the check.

I live near Chicago, Illinois . Thanks lol

Ana M. McNamara
Ana M. McNamara answered on Feb 3, 2022

Well, its your lucky day. The amount of check from the insurance was based upon an estimate of damage provided to them by their adjuster or an outside body shop. The fact that the body shop charged you less in the end should not change the amount of the check from the insurance. If the check is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Illinois on
Q: How does it hold up if they don’t do it for other events in same week?

They have 3 home basketball games the very same week. They do not ask anyone to sign contracts to the sporting events. How would they be able to prove that someone contracted Covid from the dance or another mass gathering they held that week? I don’t see how their contract has any legal merit.

Ana M. McNamara
Ana M. McNamara answered on Feb 2, 2022

I'm not sure what "contract" you are referring to. The school is not the one who would be proving Covid was contracted at their function (in fact, they would most likely be defending that claim). Dances involve close intimate contact, watching a sporting event does not, so I presume... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Illinois on
Q: HS wants us 2 sign contract releasing them of all harm from Covid 4 dance but won’t promise mask enforcement incontract
Ana M. McNamara
Ana M. McNamara answered on Feb 2, 2022

The school has no obligation to allow students into the dance without first obtaining a release relating to Covid. Since they are hosting a gathering, no doubt their attorneys recommended releases to be signed as a condition of attendance. However, as much as some school officials may want to, the... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Family Law for Illinois on
Q: I've paid $24,000.00 in legal fees and still owe $23,000. I won my case and a judge awarded me $23,917.00 in legal fees

From the other party. Does this absolve me from the remaining fees?

Bryan R. Bagdady
Bryan R. Bagdady answered on Dec 3, 2021


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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Copyright for Illinois on
Q: Can the TLC channel display pictures of me or mention my name on a show without my permission?

-I was never interviewed

-I spoke to two people for a few days but never gave permission to be on the show

-I have never been on the news.

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Nov 30, 2021


Did they interview you?

Where you in the news?

For how long is your participation?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Collections for Illinois on
Q: Can I find out problems with a lawfirm called Blitt and Gaines in Illinois?

I discovered there is a lawsuit, and that they said I was served. I wasn't home. They described a "resident" at my house which is nobody I know. I live alone. How can I find out what other sketchy things this firm is doing or has done?

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Nov 15, 2021

Engage a licensed civil court litigator to do the preliminary inquiries in validity of that service and actual legal standing of that law firm.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Copyright for Illinois on
Q: Hi. What are the steps and prices to putting my assumed named document in a newspaper in Cook County?
Jane Kim
Jane Kim answered on Oct 14, 2021

The process is pretty simple and is described in the form that you have to complete and file with the Cook County. If you are still having a hard time, contact a lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Contracts, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Illinois on
Q: What is the statute of limitation on indefinite employment contracts overseas with US based corporation?

I was hired as country manager by a US 500 company in 2013 on indefinite employment terms contract. 12 months later problems started mainly because I refused company illegal way of doing business. As a result, I was fired and sued for criminal charges in the foreign country. In 2019, I won an... Read more »

Jane Kim
Jane Kim answered on Oct 14, 2021

IL statute of limitations on a breach of contract action is ten years. But first, you have to ascertain which country's laws apply. Did you have a written employment agreement and where was was it signed, in the US or in that foreign country? That's the law that will apply to a breach of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts, Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Illinois on
Q: Can you negotiate a new union contract before the old one has expired if it is in the best interest of the workers ?

I am part of a labor union in Illinois. Since COVID, we have lost many co-workers and applicants to higher-paying non-union jobs in our field. Our contract is not up until January, but if it keeps going this way, we will have no labor force left by then because we cannot stay competitive pay-wise.... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Oct 12, 2021

This is a contract law question. Workers' Compensation is an area of law that deals with work-related injuries. Whenever BOTH parties to a contract WANT to make a changes (irrespective of reason), they certainly may.

The Union's response should be "Your hands are NOT tied...
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1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Business Law, Consumer Law and Contracts for Illinois on
Q: What does the law 15 usc 1662 b translate to? does it mean that I am not required to put a down payment?
T. J. Jesky
T. J. Jesky answered on Oct 11, 2021

Short answer: No. The reg states that no advertisement to aid, promote, or assist directly or indirectly any extension of consumer credit may state that a specified down payment, by the creditor who advertises his services.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: I have a complicated legal problem that starts with being charged with party to a crime for someone else's act

The people that committed the crime gained access to my car that was impounded when they wouldn't tell me where it was and they stole items from me out of my car in the police department I don't know how about going to file a lawsuit against the county the lawyer I paid every penny from... Read more »

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Sep 12, 2021

Avoid the very first, and sadly, the most typical legal mistake many people make in the beginning of the legal process: do not make any legal decisions, actions, filings, appearances, concessions, admissions, clarifications without first discussing your exact criminal exposure to possible criminal... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Q: Legal remedies to remove developer of new construction condo building and/or get building designated health hazard?

Almost every resident (39 units) has had water in their units, as well as water coming through the ceilings in the common areas due to uninsulated duct work. Humidity levels are off the charts. Connect the dots for what this means for fast growing mold and mildew. There is an election soon to... Read more »

Robert Shipley
Robert Shipley answered on Aug 25, 2021

Your description suggests that construction is completed and all units have been sold. The developer should have already turned over control to a duly elected board by the members of the Association. Your description describes a serious problem, which I presume has been confirmed by an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Illinois on
Q: I had verbal contract with my mother on a building. Now 5yrs later after paided off she evicts me for nonpayment of rent

Can she legal do that

Bryan R. Bagdady
Bryan R. Bagdady answered on Aug 18, 2021

You have encountered a Statute of Frauds Issue. I authored a blog on this topic. I think it is relevant. Portions are stated below:

If you enter into contracts in Illinois, you should at least be aware of the Frauds Act. Illinois law limits certain claims and actions if they are not...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Copyright for Illinois on
Q: Can I sue PlayStation if they won't give me access to games I have payed for?

I am a member of PlayStation Plus which gives out 2 free games each month but I am not being given access to 6 of the games, basically not allowing me to access 3 months of content I have payed for. I spoke with their management and they said it's an issue they are working on but there's... Read more »

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Aug 16, 2021

Probably not. check the terms of use.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Construction Law for Illinois on
Q: I had to have my whole house restored after a fire. It was a botched job what can I do?

I was told I would have like material and clearly cheaper, trimming coming undone, closet doors falling off, shingles on roof are buckled, upstairs bathroom leaking downstairs, clumps of putty where it should be smooth, dry wall is easily damaged.

Robert Shipley
Robert Shipley answered on Aug 11, 2021

To fully answer your question, the contract would have to be reviewed. On a general basis, a contractor typically provides a warranty and so the issues you have described would likely fall within the warranty. Independent of any warranty, if the contractor did not complete the scope of work or... Read more »

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