Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 25, 2013
Chicago law firm, Markoff Leinberger LLC is proud to announce it has successfully concluded a consumer class action lawsuit on behalf of its plaintiffs. The lawsuit is unique because it is the first of its kind in connection with the city of Chicago’s Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance - specifically "Tenants' Notification of Foreclosure Action.” The lawsuit case number is 12 CH 22174, filed on June 15, 2012 in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, County Department, Chancery Division.
Chicago lawyer Paul Markoff filed a consumer class action lawsuit on behalf of two plaintiffs in connection with the city of Chicago’s Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance. The Ordinance requires landlords to notify tenants when their building is in foreclosure. As alleged in the Complaint, the landlord in the lawsuit failed to provide tenants with written notice that the building where they lived was in foreclosure.
“Markoff Leinberger LLC is excited to have succeeded with a first-of-its-kind consumer class action lawsuit based on violation of the foreclosure notice section of the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance,” said Chicago lawyer, Karl Leinberger. “The result vindicates the important right of tenants in Chicago to know when their building is in foreclosure.”
Under the ordinance, each tenant was entitled to receive $200 in damages, plus any actual damages. The court certified a class of plaintiffs where there were residents of the building owned by the defendant.
Mr. Leinberger is a founding principal of Chicago law firm Markoff Leinberger LLC. He has represented individuals and businesses in a variety of cases. He has also been named to the esteemed “40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 Watch List.”
About Markoff Leinberger LLC
Markoff Leinberger LLC is located in Chicago, and represents individuals and business throughout the United States. The Chicago law firm handles a wide range of cases including, class actions, contracts, copyright and trademark, employment, probate disputes, and trust and estate planning. To learn more about the experienced attorneys at Markoff Leinberger LLC, please visit their website at http://www.markleinlaw.com.