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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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Contracts for Illinois on
Q: I am investing in two cannabis farms, one in New Jersey and one in Pennsylvania. We need a lawyer to look over contracts

And make sure we are asking the right questions

Steve McCann
Steve McCann answered on Jul 29, 2021

Certainly. Many of us have experience in reviewing such contracts, and would be happy to assist in ensuring your interests are protected moving forward.

That being the case, I recommend organizing everything in your possession that is relevant to this matter, including the contracts and all...
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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Civil Litigation and Collections for Illinois on
Q: If I won monetary judgement and know that the other party will not pay, what is the next step?

I won my case for selling a car with a vehicle sales agreement. The other party did not show. I see lots of things on the docket that I am not sure about. Due Date , satisfied, 851- Judgement, what do these headings mean?

Bryan R. Bagdady
Bryan R. Bagdady answered on Jun 30, 2021

You should reference 735 ILCS 5/2-1401 for post judgment proceedings. Make sure that your order is final and appealable, meaning that it resolves all claims brought against all parties in the action. Assuming that to be the case, you will likely want to file a citation to discover assets, a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Copyright, Business Formation and Business Law for Illinois on
Q: US company refuses to Pay or give ownership. They are blackmailing me now.

In 2018, I went into an oral agreement with a person in the United States to build an online platform. I was responsible for all the tech from designs to coding etc. I live in Pakistan, we had this agreement orally over zoom.

He promised equity and delayed payment for my work. We agreed... Read more »

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on May 23, 2021

You can sue him but it will be complicated and expensive

You may be able to sue in your country or in the USA

You should consult with an attorney to determine your options

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Construction Law for Illinois on
Q: Unlicensed roof subcontractor, hidden from homeowner, did incomplete and unsatisfactory work, is homeowner breaching

contractual agreement if holding out on payment until compensated

for incompetent, incomplete work?

Frederick A. Lurie
Frederick A. Lurie answered on Apr 14, 2021

I am not sure what your question is but under Illinois law, it is unlawful to do any roofing work without a license under the Roofing Industry Licensing Act.

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Illinois on
Q: Can my job fire me for not telling them I have a mental illness?

They made us sign a paper saying that I must disclose all medical conditions including mental illness and if I withhold any information and they find out I could get fired. So if I were to show up to work and told someone I had depression they said that they could fire me for that. But is this even... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Apr 13, 2021

Your question isn't about employment law. Rather, it is about contract law. So long as the subject in terms of the contract do not involve contraband or other illegal activity, it has long been established that a person's right to contract is unlimited. Nobody "makes" you do... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Illinois on
Q: Is there a downside to not answering Affirmative Defenses and Counterclaim directly ?

Plaintiff sued in contract case (Law Division, Cook County IL). I filed Answers, Aff. Defenses and Counterclaim. Plaintiff did not file a formal answer; rather, they filed Motion for Summary Judgment. Did they forfeit any legal points or put themselves to disadvantage by doing so?

Bryan R. Bagdady
Bryan R. Bagdady answered on Mar 30, 2021

Yes they did. Motions for summary judgment are controlled by 735 ILCS 5/2-1005. If you are responding to a motion for summary judgment you need to become familiar with this statute. As a general principle, the court will grant summary judgment if the pleadings, depositions, admissions, and... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Copyright and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Illinois on
Q: Is there a type of disclosure document that I can use to protect an IP idea that i am working on, before it's designed?

I have an idea that I'm working on that will have to be patented, but i am reluctant about asking people with the knowledge to build the idea for assistance as they may steal it and create it themselves. Is there a type of disclosure document that I can use to protect my idea?

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Mar 23, 2021

Non Disclosure Agreement

That language should also be included in any contract with people that would do work for you

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1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law and Contracts for Illinois on
Q: Can I terminate a contract with a General Contractor who appears to be inflating costs and being unethical?

General Contractor is inflating work costs to unreasonable and excessive levels and in many instances, not even showing me costs until that work is done. They are also taking an unreasonably long time to complete the project and very slow to communicate while not being transparent during the... Read more »

Robert Shipley
Robert Shipley answered on Feb 6, 2021

The contract must be reviewed to determine provisions regarding scope of work, time to complete, payment schedule and termination provisions. If work is not being performed correctly or perhaps to code, you will need to have another contractor(s) in the appropriate discipline, inspect your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Sexual Harassment for Illinois on
Q: RE: Surveillance Abuse, police negligence, police harassment, espionage, radiation poison and Sexual Assault via device

I'm a whistle blower who worked in the radiology department at Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur, Missouri. I have been a victim of surveillance abuse since 2017. What do I do when being denied an attorney and police are neglecting me?

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Jan 24, 2021

You need to re-post this under Missouri Law because the events took place in that venue.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Illinois on
Q: I don't feel satisfied with my report. I dont feel like I'm receiving help at all. Help?

After making countless reports of harassment due to my ethnicity, witnessing them harass other coworkers. Submitting and complaining with no answers, follow ups, and/or replies. I don't feel like my issues are being followed up. I witness in the past of the middle-man, of my contract, not... Read more »

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer answered on Jan 13, 2021

To whom did you make the initial complaints? If you have not done so already, you should put your complaints of harassments due to your ethnicity in writing to the Human Resources department. If you have already done so, you should request, in writing, a follow-up on the investigation into your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Estate Planning for Illinois on
Q: Who is responsible for defending the integrity of a legaly issued will written by a lawyer and witnessed by 2 attorneys
Charles E. Hutchinson
Charles E. Hutchinson answered on Jan 13, 2021

The responsibility falls on the estate, through the executor. Part of the executor's duties is to manage the estate the for the benefit of the beneficiaries as well as adhere to the wishes and direction of the grantor.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts and Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Q: How much would it cost for someone to review a lease agreement for me and help me understand my rights and conditions?

This is a lease agreement with a Landlord for a Small Business. It would be great if someone can do this for free. I am having a hard time understanding a few items in the contract.

T. J. Jesky
T. J. Jesky answered on Nov 20, 2020

This is a good question, but the answer depends on a number of factors. For example, is this a residential or commercial lease? What is the length of the lease? How long is the lease period and what is the rent? A commercial lease is much more complex than a residential lease.

I...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Tax Law for Illinois on
Q: How should I process. Pertaining to this case. About suing H&R Block.
T. J. Jesky
T. J. Jesky answered on Nov 16, 2020

It would depend on the cause and amount of the suit. If you plan to sue them for under $10,000 you should consider suing them yourself in small claims court. There is a good possibility that once you file the suit in small claims and serve them with notice of the suit, they may work with you to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Contracts, Small Claims and Probate for Illinois on
Q: How to get letter of administration for wife whose husband died for the mortgage bank, for specific info, letter needed

The lake county clerk’s office said they are not giving those out letters out which is impossible

T. J. Jesky
T. J. Jesky answered on Nov 16, 2020

A petition, affidavit, consent of the remaining heirs and other papers need to be filed with the Probate Division of the Circuit Court. Once the Probate Judge reviews all of the papers and they are in good order, he/she will make the appointment of independent administer.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Illinois on
Q: A contractor fixed my roof without my permission. Do I owe for the work that was done having not authorized him to do it

There was NO signed contract by me for him to do the work. He entered my property while I was at work and did the work without me asking. Is this not trespassing, and do I owe for the work that was done having NOT signed a contract?

T. J. Jesky
T. J. Jesky answered on Nov 16, 2020

Based on what your reported, you are under no obligation to pay this contractor. There was no written nor

verbal agreement. Yes, he was trespassing on your property. This reminds me of the people on street corners who rush to wash your car windows when you are waiting for the stop light...
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