CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Condominium owners in Illinois allege they were unlawfully charged hundreds in fees for paper work they needed to sell their condos.
Keith Horist, Joshua Eyman and Lori Eyman, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on Oct. 5 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Sudler and Co., doing business as Sudler Property Management; Homewise Service Corp. Inc.; and Nextlevel Associations Solutions, Inc. for allege violation of Illinois Consumer Fraud Act, the Illinois Condominium Property Act and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs claim that they contacted defendants for their disclosure documents in order to sell their properties. In order the get the documents, plaintiffs and the class were allegedly charged that an amount that was greatly in excess of the reasonable fee covering the direct-out-of-pocket costs of providing such information and copying permitted by law. They alleged they were charged hundreds.
The plaintiffs seek an award for damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, attorneys' fees, expenses, costs of suit, punitive damages and further relief as the court deems appropriate. They are represented by Charles R. Watkins of Gain, Stokes & Evans LLC in Chicago and David Fish, Kim Hilton and John Kunze of The Fish Law Firm PC in Naperville, Illinois.
The defendant removed the case to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on Nov. 9.
Cook County Circuit Court case number 1:17-cv-08113