Skokie condo owner files suit against Park Ridge law firm over nearly $50,000 assessment
Cook County Record
By Jenie Mallari-Torres
20 November 2018

CHICAGO – A Skokie resident alleges a Park Ridge law firm failed to investigate assessments on a condo unit on his behalf before he purchased it.

Amie Hejazi filed a complaint on Nov. 6 in Cook County Circuit Court against the Law Office of Barbara M. Demos PC, alleging legal malpractice.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff retained the defendant's services when she purchased a condo in October 2016. She alleges she learned in December 2016 that there was a special assessment passed by the condo board that required a roughly $50,000 payment from her for a construction/engineering error. She alleges she was forced to incur expenses totaling $49,472 to satisfy the assessment.

The plaintiff alleges the defendant failed to inquire and investigate about known, anticipated or pending special assessments and failed to properly analyze information provided by the seller so as to identify financial obligations.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant in the amount of $49,472, as well as court costs. She is represented by Jeffrey S. Deutschman and Bradley A. Skafish of Deutschman & Associates PC in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 18-L-012121

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