I bought the property from a very wealthy developer for 200k it is 2 acres, We had it surveyed and asked the owners for topography maps. All looked good. Then I went to sell itlast week after owning for 15 years the buyers tell me the county wetland maps show 90 percent is in wetland map. We were... View More
We hire a contractor to remodel our house before listing for sell. After he finished the work on the contract, our broker suggested us to replace some light fixtures. We agreed to do that. However, the contractor never give us a quote on this. A few days later, our house was under contract and we... View More
Worker's Compensation is a highly specialized area of law that concerns itself with work-related injuries. This is not that. Here, your broker requested that certain light fixtures be replaced. You contacted the contractor (who had already remodeled your house and whose work you were...View More
I live in Illinois. I have a lease through 06/30/2024. I mentioned to my landlord that my son maybe transferred to another state. He gave me the option to pay two months of rent to get out of the lease and I agreed. He has now rented the place as of October 1st and demanded the keys to be returned... View More
I live in Illinois. I have a lease through 06/30/2024. I mentioned to my landlord that my son maybe transferred to another state. He gave me the option to pay two months of rent to get out of the lease and I agreed. He has now rented the place as of October 1st and demanded the keys to be... View More
I was told that I was a partner and would start seeing a return on the investment and was manipulated into giving money. I need to know my options as far as if I can recover some of my money back or if there's any alternatives that would allow me to get out of this business venture.
The facts you stated may give rise to a cause of action for common law fraud and statutory fraud, pursuant to the Illinois Fraud and Deceptive Practices Act. You may be entitled to obtain an award of your actual damages and for the attorney's fees and costs you incur.
My son is renting an apartment with one roommate. The lease they both signed includes a $995 deposit which they each paid half $477.50. The lease ends May 31, 2023. My son is going to move out May 31. His roommate has decided to stay in the apartment and resign the lease with my sons name deleted... View More
Purchased a vehicle in IL over the wknd. I and they forgot about the $$ down payment. I signed the contracts. They called me up to request I pay it. Can I legally return the vehicle or do I have to pay the $$? I have it, just having buyers remorse and thought this might be a legal opportunity to... View More
My firm has helped individuals and businesses get out of leases by corresponding with landlords to make this request. However, the possibility of breaking a lease depends on where you live and the landlord you are dealing with. For example, City of Chicago is a lot more difficult than the suburbs...View More
In my parents divorce decree they entered me into obligation to pay 1/3 of my college. The other third being paid by my dad and the other my mother. Is this obligation legally binding if I never signed anything agreeing to this obligation and that they agreed to it on my behalf even though I was... View More
It doesn't mean that you must pay one-third. It only requires your parents to pay one-third each. Their respective obligations are capped at one-third each. The court had no jurisdiction over you and could not order you to do anything.
Back in 2002, I signed a "Employee Non-Competition and Confidential Information Agreement" with my employer, which is a tire dealer. In 2004 I resigned from this company and worked for a another company about 25 miles away from my previous employer that I resigned from. It was also a tire... View More
Short answer: No. An employer cannot unreasonably stop you from making a living. Generally, if you sign a Employee Non-Competition and Confidential Information Agreement, it is valid for no more than two years. I have yet to hear of any Court enforcing such a document if it states in the...View More
Currently in the middle of contract for a home addition that was signed December 2021. The project officially began 2/9/22, blueprints were finalized 6/24/22, and permit were pulled 7/29/22. At this point I would say the project is about 40% done. We have paid 90% of the contract. After the... View More
Under Section 5 of the Mechanics Lien Act, the contractor is required to provide you with a sworn statement listing all the subcontractors, their trades and contract amounts before any money is due if you request the information. The statute provides:
I had a lawyer for a reference checking company handle the situation. The lawyer sent the employer a Cease and Desist letter. The company agreed to only provide date of hire, departure, and title of position. The employer sent the lawyer a signed agreement - to avoid getting sued for giving... View More
Yes, you can declare bankruptcy during a judgement. Filing for bankruptcy can stop or delay the enforcement of a judgment against you, as well as discharge or reduce certain debts. However, it is important to note that there are different types of bankruptcy, and not all debts can be discharged or...View More
Yes, you may be able to file a lawsuit for identity theft or fraud against your previous employer for using your Social Security number for another person. You should consult with an attorney who specializes in identity theft and employment law to evaluate your options and help you pursue any legal...View More
I signed a con-compete in Illinois that reads "If for any reason I decide to voluntarily resign from the Company, I acknowledge that the Company requests that I provide at least 10 business days written notice of my intent to leave, the date I want to leave, and (as soon as I know it) the name... View More
Your question is missing some important information. Having said that, non-competes are not enforceable in Illinois unless they are reasonable under the circumstances. I do not believe that an Illinois court would find the requirement to disclose a new employer as being unreasonable. I suspect that...View More
I don't mean to sound rude, but you've made a statement rather than asking a question. Do you have a question? You'll want to use somewhat correct terminology. A "land patent" typically refers to the initial grant of a piece of land by the government to an individual or...View More
I moved from the house where I was renting and I had given a deposit of $1,100 and soon after I vacated the house I took out all my things.Handed the Owner His keys , The owner came and I asked him about my deposit and he said NO! That according to him, the Deposit is used and covers all the... View More
The answer will depend on the terms of the lease agreement that you had, which we do not know. However it is typical that a security deposit may be used to cover repairs to the property after you move out that are needed to restore the property to rent to another person. The lack of repairs...View More
I am wondering about legal protection and how it works with legal issues. If an issue surfaces and you have multiple LLCs do they all get called into court since your name as a member is on all of them - is there really any more legal protection with a LLC vs ones that already exist?
An Illinois attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you are able to discuss the matter with a local attorney, I'd guess that it's probably an oversight or administrative glitch. Stealing requires intent, and a major carrier is not likely to put...View More
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