Record-setting lawsuit filed by Marina Towers condo association
Loop North News

MARINA TOWERS
CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION

6-Mar-12 – Two unit owners at Marina City were served last week in a lawsuit seeking $32,358.83 for unpaid assessments and other alleged charges. Of 136 cases filed since September 15, 1992, as far back as court records accessible online go, it is the greatest amount of damages Marina Towers Condominium Association has sought.

The lawsuit was filed on January 11 against Edie and Joseph Mathers and anyone else who might own or reside in three west tower units.

The condo association, represented by O’Hagen Spencer LLC, is also seeking possession of the units. The claim breaks down to $14,174.32 for assessments and other fees, $1,600 in late charges, and $16,584.51 in legal fees.

The average amount MTCA has sued for is $2,031. The smallest amount was $100 in 1994.

The Mathers have been sued at least three times by MTCA, one time in 2010 for $16,800.60, the second highest amount the condo association has sought in any single case. In 2008, the Mathers sued MTCA and eight related parties for $40 million in a case that was dismissed, appealed, and dismissed again.

Daniel B. Meyer Last September, in a letter to unit owners at Marina City, Daniel Meyer (left), a partner at O’Hagan Spencer, said nearly $105,000 in legal fees was spent defending three claims and five counterclaims filed by two unnamed owners involved in foreclosure and forcible entry cases.

By Steven Dahlman | Loop North News | sdahlman@loopnorth.com

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