CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Three corporations allege a Florida insurance brokerage collected millions in unauthorized commissions.
Executive Affiliates Inc., Executive Hotel Management Inc. and Capital Fitness Inc. filed a complaint on June 22 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division against Insurance Office of America Inc. and Mark A. Manfre alleging breach of fiduciary duty, negligence and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that in their 20-year relationship with the defendants, Manfre billed them for double commissions in violation of Illinois law. They allege they learned of the scheme in April.
The plaintiffs allege the defendants failed to detect and allowing Manfre to collect unauthorized commissions.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek to recover unauthorized and unearned commissions paid to Manfre in an amount of at least $2.8 million, plus prejudgment interest, costs, and such other and further relief as this court deems appropriate in the circumstances. They are represented by Theodore R. Tetzlaff and James D. Benak of Tetzlaff Law Offices LLC in Chicago, Illinois.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division case number 1:18-cv-04343