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Can I find out any information on whether a business has been sued and also what was the verdict(s)?

Joliet, IL |

Recently moved and was awaiting security deposit and received bill instead adding on $960! When I inquired what this was due to I was told for cleaning and painting. Labor took 4 days they claim costing them $1,200 when I asked for them to show me the final product I was told that I was not allowed. If anything there was a days work needing to be done very minamal. I'm just trying to figure out if this is worth going to court for? I also want to know if I could look up to see if they have had lawsuits against them before and what the results where? Thank you

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There are judgment indices kept. Many are online. If they are not, go to the county courthouse and ask,

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Go to the Jefferson St. courthouse, first floor and do a free computer search of the defendant by name and business name.


Most counties have at least the basics of court records online. If your county does not, you will need to go to the courthouse. You should also consider talking to a landlord tenant attorney.

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