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Shorge Kenneth Sato

Chicago Construction / Development Lawyer.

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  1. Fired from job: Successful litigation possible?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Peter LaSorsa
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Paul Y. Lee
    4. Shorge Kenneth Sato
    5. Antoinette M. Wooten
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    7 lawyer answers

    Illinois is an at-will employment state - meaning that unless your friend had an employment contract for a specific duration (which he most likely did not) then the law firm was free to "fire" him (or rather, have the outsourcing company who your friend actually works for replace him). The facts as you've stated them do not rise to the level of a claim for "wrongful termination." The damages seem very slight, so no experienced attorney would bother taking this case on a contingency basis,...

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  2. Manager fines an owner for emailing the board

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Shorge Kenneth Sato
    1 lawyer answer

    In order to fully advise on this question, I would have to review the bylaws and the rules and regulations, as well as your communications, which I am assuming were reasonable and not harassing in nature. I doubt that the board (or its manager-agent) could prohibit an owner from reasonable communications with board members, for three reasons: First, under Section 18(a)(12) of the Illinois Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/1 et seq. (the "Condo Act"), the board is required to...

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  3. Can a renter sue a condo owner of another unit?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Shorge Kenneth Sato
    2. Stephen Samuel Messutta
    2 lawyer answers

    How annoying. This is a problem that should be worked out without a lawsuit. Quite possibly, your neighbor is in violation of the Condominium Bylaws and/or Rules with his / her noise levels, and thus, faces fines from the condo association if this continues unabated. Also, make sure your complaints to your landlord and the condo association are in writing. They should carry the burden and expense of seeking legal action, if necessary. If they refuse to resolve the issue for you,...

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  4. Can landlord sue a tenant after returning the full security deposit?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Shorge Kenneth Sato
    2. Stephen Samuel Messutta
    2 lawyer answers

    A couple things: (1) why would you return the security deposit first? Is she still living there? If she hasn't paid rent and/or has damaged your unit, you should document that in a demand letter and specifically itemize the amounts you are deducting from the security deposit. Consult with an attorney first about any other procedural requirements. (2) If she didn't pay rent when due, and made unauthorized alternations, you should consider just filing an eviction action.

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  5. As the owner of a house in foreclosure,that I have rented out, am I still entitled to collect the rent?If the tenant refuses can

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Marshall C Deason Jr.
    2. Sergio Cabanas
    3. Carol Lynne Zimmerly
    4. Shorge Kenneth Sato
    4 lawyer answers

    While I am an Illinois attorney, not licensed in Florida (and thus defer to the Florida lawyers on this one), my experience has been that you can continue to collect rent as a landlord unless the bank takes possesion of the mortgaged property during foreclosure or has a receiver appointed to collect rents.

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