Court Shields Manager from Class Action over Disclosure Docs Fee

A property management company in Chicago recently faced a class action lawsuit on behalf of community association members who were disgruntled about the fees charged for disclosure documents when selling their units. (Horist v. Sudler & Co.) The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals shut down the lawsuit, providing managers some important protection. But, warns Blake Strautins, a partner with the Chicago law firm Kluever & Platt, LLC, "it's a cautionary tale that there might be some exposure down the line."


Coronavirus and Illinois Courts – Meeting Your Needs in Challenging Times

At Kluever & Platt, LLC, we are dedicated to meeting your legal needs with minimal interruption in service during this unprecedented time. To that end, we are committed to both keeping you informed and maintaining the superior level of service you have come to expect from our Firm. We have plans and procedures in place to ensure that we can and will continue to deliver the highest level of quality service during this unique time. As the situation has evolved, we have increased the number of employees working remotely and shifted our team meetings to being handled virtually. If required, we have the ability to have all employees and attorneys work remotely while fully meeting our clients' needs and expectations. Rest assured that while we are focused on the health and safety of our professionals and those around us, we remain focused on delivering quality legal service to our clients.


Illinois Appellate Court Holds that Substantial Compliance with Rule 113(c) will Suffice for Affidavits filed in Support of Judgment

Kluever & Platt recently obtained yet another significant victory for foreclosure plaintiffs in Illinois, this time concerning the form of affidavits used when moving for judgment in foreclosure cases. In the first substantive ruling on the issue, the court in U.S. Bank Nat'l Ass'n v. Khatuna Gagua, 2020 IL App (1st) 190454, addressed the issue of whether a foreclosure judgment affidavit was in "substantial compliance" with Illinois Supreme Court Rule 113(c).