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Greater Chicago Area Appeals Attorneys

A Full-Service Firm Dedicated to Protecting Your Rights

At Consumer Legal Group, P.C., we have significant results in appellate courts for both foreclosure cases as well as other consumer rights cases. Our attorneys have 45 years of combined experience representing clients in both state and federal courts, and we always provide well-rounded service to help you achieve the results you deserve.

Attorney Lloyd J. Brooks has a number of impressive appellate work. Read more about some of his cases below or call our firm today at 708.279.4191 to schedule a consultation.

Significant Published Decisions

From representing clients against big banks and property owners to protecting clients against mortgage companies to help save their homes, Consumer Legal Group, P.C.’s appellate work has become a trusted partner for many individuals.

Our major cases include:

  • Deutsche Bank Nat’l Trust Co. v. Gilbert, 2012 IL App(2d) 120164 (2012) – Attorney Lloyd Brooks represented the borrower in a mortgage foreclosure action where Deutsche Bank claimed to be an assignee of the loan. During the litigation Deutsche Bank provided a copy of an assignment dated after the filing of the case. Lloyd offered the defense that Deutsche Bank did not have standing to foreclose. Initially, the court granted Deutsche Bank a foreclosure but Lloyd filed an appeal to the Illinois Appellate Court, which agreed with Lloyd that the post-dated assignment evidence Deutsche Bank did not have standing. The appellate court then dismissed the foreclosure case. This appears to be the first decision in Illinois where a reviewing court has held that a mortgage foreclosure action is subject to dismissal if the plaintiff has failed to obtain an assignment prior to filing of its foreclosure action.
  • Davis, et al. v. Dyson, et al., 387 Ill. App. 3d 676 (1st Dist. 2008) - Lloyd represented a group of condominium owners where a board of managers mismanaged the association, including failing to supervise the on-site property manager who stole in excess of $500,000 from the association's checking accounts. The complaint sought relief against the ten members of the board in a derivative action on behalf of the association and on a class action basis, where all owners of condominiums were members of the class. On appeal, the appellate court reversed finding that the condominium owners were allowed to bring a derivative action on behalf of the association.
  • Central Mortgage Co. v. Bush, 2014 IL App(3d) 121041-U - Lloyd represented a borrower in a mortgage foreclosure action in Will County, Illinois. The homeowner sought to cancel his home mortgages under the federal Truth In Lending Act. However, the court refused to allow the borrower to file his case against the mortgage company. On appeal the appellate court reversed finding that the trial judge abused his discretion and required the trial judge to permit the homeowner to file his claim seeking to cancel the loans.
  • Deutsche Bank v. Hall-Pilate, et al., 2011 IL App(1st) 102632 - Lloyd represented homeowners in a mortgage foreclosure action who were never served with a summons. Prior to retaining Lloyd's services the clients were represented by another attorney who never contested that the homeowners were not properly served. The trial judge found that the homeowner's waived any right to object as a result of the prior attorney's actions. On appeal, Lloyd vehemently argued that a party's failure to object to service of a summons cannot waive their objection to orders entered before the homeowner appeared in court. Lloyd's position in this case was recently vindicated by the Illinois Supreme Court, which ruled that a homeowner may continue to contest jurisdiction even after appearing in a case.

Do You Need Help with Your Appeal?

The appeals process can be complicated. When you need assistance, it is important that you count on the knowledgeable attorneys from Consumer Legal Group, P.C. Trust our reputation to help you seek the resolution that you may deserve.

Contact our Greater Chicago Area appeals attorney today at our Matteson office.

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