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  • What should I do after finding a summons on my door?

    The summons was on the outside door of my apartment building. Have I been served?

    Adam’s Answer

    Generally leaving a summons by your door should not equate to you being served. However, sadly there have been mane cases where the process servers indicated on their affidavits that they personally delivered it to you (although they only left it in front of the door) thus allowing the court proceeding to move forward. Do not ignore this case, see an attorney for more information. Good Luck.

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  • Do Defense Attorneys take Pro Per Plaintiff's Seriously?

    Or do they typically handle cases that involve a Pro Per Plaintiff differently?

    Adam’s Answer

    Once a defendant is represented by an attorney, the attorney should treat the case, regardless if the plaintiff is pro se litigant. Good Luck.

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  • Does case dismissed mean destroyed? Do I still need to get it expunged?

    My document said I needed to go to another court but the branch number was for a different one. When I reached the branch my name wasnt on the list so I had to go to Grand. I was recalled there because I had a mote saying I arrived the other court...

    Adam’s Answer

    I agree. Generally nothing will be automatically destroyed. If you were arrested, you most likely need to file a petition to expunge asap. Good Luck.

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  • Must I file an initial complaint at a particular courthouse in Cook County?

    I live in Cook County, which has six municipal districts. If I initiate a civil action, provided I have denoted the proper municipal district in my complaint, am I able to file it at The Daley Center, or must it be filed at the courthouse affiliat...

    Adam’s Answer

    I agree, most Chicago matters should be filed in the Daley Center. Although there is consideration given to where the defendant resides, if the defendant files an appearance in the Daley Center, and does not challenge the venue, it will stay in Daley Center. Good Luck

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  • I am the LL. How do I do and submit a "discovery" for an eviction? I have 13 more days.

    While in a status hearing for an eviction. I asked my tenant's lawyer , "what is the material reason she hasn't paid rent?" The lawyer stated that she had not asked. When we got before the judge he asked me if I wanted to file a motion for use and...

    Adam’s Answer

    I agree with the above answers. You will have a very difficult time facing a tenant with an attorney, especially is your property is governed by the Chicago Landlord Tenant Ordinance. Hire an attorney asap. Good Luck

    Link to the ordinance: http://www.amlegal.com/nxt/gateway.dll/Illinois/chicago_il/title5housingandeconomicdevelopment/chapter5-12residentiallandlordsandtenant?f=templates$fn=default.htm$3.0$vid=amlegal:chicago_il

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  • Is there any law in IL saying the landlord has to fix a bed bug problem???

    i noticed some funky bugs when we were moving in our new apt and well i told my landlord and i even showed him and he said it was a tick and well there getting worse and i told my land lord again and he said we have to take care of it and well we ...

    Adam’s Answer

    I agree with the above answers, village inspect is a good place to start. Also, please check your lease asap. Your lease should spell out the procedures for addressing emergency and non-emergency matters. Good Luck

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  • The house I'm renting has had some major toilet issues (toilets clogging when you only pee) this has happened numerous times.

    Multiple plumbers have stated that the toilets need to be replaced, but landlord refuses to fix the issue. With 2 young children (6 & 7) who are now scared to use the restroom, this I believe is a health issue. Can I break my lease with these is...

    Adam’s Answer

    Please check your lease asap. Generally, you would have to provide the landlord a 10-day notice first. Please read your lease to find out the specifics. Good Luck

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  • Will I still get my security deposit back even though my lease ended two months ago?

    I signed a lease for a year at my apartment and put down a huge security deposit. I noticed last month that my lease ended the month before. And I just moved out today (two months after lease expired). My landlord was going to send me an extension...

    Adam’s Answer

    Yes, you are entitled to full accounting and a refund of your security deposit, minus any justified deductions. And if you rented in Chicago, please look up the Chicago Landlord Tenant Ordinance. If applicable, your landlord might stand to lose a lot of money if he/she did not comply with the ordinance. Go see an attorney. Good Luck.

    Here is a link:

    http://www.amlegal.com/nxt/gateway.dll/Illinois/chicago_il/title5housingandeconomicdevelopment/chapter5-12residentiallandlordsandtenant?f=templates$fn=default.htm$3.0$vid=amlegal:chicago_il

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  • I have debt on a credit card co-s under my fathers name. He made the payments and has recently passed away. Are there options?

    Bank of America CC balance of $9900.00

    Adam’s Answer

    The first step would be to find out if you are an account holder, or just an authorize user. If you are responsible for the account, my experience is that for $9k+ the bank will sue you, unless a settlement is reached. Good Luck.

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  • My daughter cashed 9000 dollar cashiers check. It was made out to me and her. I thought it took both signatures to cash it.

    I did not give her permission cash it. It was my money out of an IRA.

    Adam’s Answer

    I agree with the above answers. Your fact patter is not very specific. If what you wrote is accurate, while there might be possible remedies for you by prosecuting this criminally or civilly, I would encourage you to exhaust every possible resource before taking legal action. I don’t know your circumstances, but you can’t un-ring a bell. Good Luck.

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