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Berton N. Ring

Berton Ring’s Legal Cases

5 total

  • United Investors V. Jose Avila

    Practice Area:
    Residential real estate
    Date:
    Nov 14, 2003
    Outcome:
    $85,441 plus attorney fees for wrongful eviction
    Description:
    Residential Tenant Avila fell behind in his rent to the Landlord, Univted investors on his Chicago Apartment, as he paid rent on an irregular basis and at the time of the trial was behind $6,238 in arrears. However while the attorneys for the landlord were proceeding on the eviction case, prior to the service by the sheriff on Mr. Avila, the landlord's agents went to Mr. Avila's apartment and told him "Get the f---out of here" and then grabbed his keys off his dresser. Mr. Avila, male, age 35, father of one child, left and was left homeless for the next 67 days until counsel Ring sought an injunction against the landlord to allow him back into the apartment. The Jury awarded monies for emotional distress, punitive damages, and the Court ordered the landlord to pay Counsel Ring's attorney fees which they did for this Jury trial.
  • Buhari V. Mack

    Practice Area:
    Landlord-tenant
    Date:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Outcome:
    $30,000 plus legal fees.
    Description:
    In this case, residential tenant Mack was renting a unit in a 3 flat building that was being converted to condos. Defendant Buhari acted as the rental agent for the second owner whom bought the unit as a condo. The previous owner, the developer, settled for $10,000 but failed to pay and now Mack has a judgment against the developer. The jury heard only evidence against Buhari, whom had the authority to change the locks on the unit. Since Buhari failed to disclose the ownership details and the status of the conversion and kept changing the names for whom the rent checks should be made payable, tenant Mack started moving out, at the time only owed one month of rent. During the course of his move the Jury found that Buhari either changed the locks or retained persons to change the locks on Macks unit and then threw items out including his bed, clothes, jewelry, food, pots and pans, towels and his extensive 45 rpm record collection of jazz or early rock and roll. He claimed lost property of about $10,000. The jury awarded the sum of $30,000 to him and the judge awarded reasonable attorney fees to Mr. Ring over and above that amount to Mr. Mack. In this matter, Mr. Buhari was represented by an experienced attorney Mr. Willis Brown, which forced Mr. Ring to court on numerous motions, status calls in excess of 40 times in Court in an attempt to tire both Mr. Ring and his client Freddie Mack out. The jury awarded all the damages requested by Mr. Ring for his client. Mr. Buhari through his counsel demanded monies in the amount of $6000 from Mr. Mack prior to trial in their settlement discussions.
  • Andrjewski V. Greenwich Investors/Goin Realty

    Practice Area:
    Landlord-tenant
    Date:
    Sep 20, 2010
    Outcome:
    Case settled for $138,000
    Description:
    In this Wrongful eviction case, the tenants, were evicted by the sheriff's sale purchasers after accepting rent from the plaintiffs, ($5,000) representing two months of rent. These defendants failed to do any action to cease the efforts of the Sheriff to evict them from the order of possession they received from the foreclosure sale on on the sheriff' sale confirmation, Defendants, the buyers and their realtor advisors paid the sheriff's office to continue the eviction all while taking plaintiff's rent money and continued negotiation with them on the repurchase.
  • Estate Of William Karones

    Practice Area:
    Probate
    Date:
    Jul 19, 2010
    Outcome:
    Settled case for $145,000
    Description:
    Client was the wife of the decedent. She married him late in life as he was her third husband. By the time they were married the decedent had already prepared and signed off on his will and his trust and had substantially all of his large amount of his assets transfered into his trust leaving under $100,000 in his estate. Client renounced the will and was able still to get 1/3 of what was in the estate and filed claims for support under the immigration sponsorship laws that he promised her monies if she dropped the divorce. There was nothing in writing to confirm this arrangement except for the immigration forms.
  • Sheynes V. Habitat LLC

    Practice Area:
    Class action
    Date:
    Sep 03, 2010
    Outcome:
    The case settled where each tenant received $75 due to the landlord's failure to provide the tenants copies of the building violations.
    Description:
    Tenant in a North side building in Chicago did not receive copies fo the building violations issued by the City of Chicago. The Ring firm prosecuted a class action on behalf of the tenants about 400 of them whereby each of them could get monies from their landlord