Illinois (ECWd) -
How many lawyers do you know have actually won a mortgage foreclosure case for the debtor/property owner?
Last fall, Robert Hanlon on behalf of his clients’ John and Alta Fern Gazdik, prevailed and obtained a summary judgment before Kane County Chief Judge, Hon. S. Bowles.
The Plaintiff, Nationstar Mortgage, unhappy with the circuit court granting the defendants’ motion for summary judgment appealed.
On Thursday, July 26, 2018. The Illinois Appellate Court, Second District heard oral argument on all matters raised in Nationstar Mortgage’s appeal.
In what may be a record turnaround by the Appellate Court, on Monday morning, (only two business days after oral arguments) the Illinois Appellate Court issued a Rule 23 opinion affirming the grant of summary judgment and the Circuit Court’s discretionary award of attorney fees to the defendants’ counsel.
Attorney Hanlon and attorneys for Nationstar Mortgage privately agreed to an additional award of attorney fees incurred during the post-judgment actions and the appeal for an undisclosed amount based on Attorney Hanlon’s standard hourly rate.
Reading the court's ruling may be of interest to those that have tried to imply this attorney is not doing a good job for the Township Road District. Having read numerous court filings by Hanlon and now a two business day ruling from the 2nd Appellate Court on a case he handled, it would appear the Road District is actually in pretty good hands with this attorney.
Currently, Hanlon is defending the Road District on numerous cases to include the Union 150 case, Township Clerk's counterclaims, and our FOIA case. I suspect he will win two out of those three. The Road District has acknowledged the FOIA violations and steps are being taken to bring that case to a resolution.
A copy of the Appellate Court's opinion can be viewed below or downloaded at this link.