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The Illinois Appellate Court, First District, recently affirmed Judge Mary Mikva’s dismissal of a consumer class action case against Trivedi & Khan’s client, a large residential landlord in Chicago, IL.  The lawsuit was filed in 2013 by one of Chicago’s most prominent consumer/tenants’ rights attorneys, who sought to certify multiple classes of plaintiffs under laws that would have required Trivedi & Khan’s client to pay damages to over 100 plaintiffs along with all the plaintiffs’ attorney fees.  With the client facing a potential combined exposure of over $1 million, Attorneys Zubair Khan and Jennifer Kimball sought a stay of class certification while at the same time attacking each of the four legal claims in the Complaint.  These efforts were rewarded when Judge Mikva dismissed the case against Trivedi & Khan’s client after a lengthy hearing.   Trivedi & Khan’s victory was cut short when the class action plaintiff and her counsel filed an appeal just two days later.  The client retained Trivedi & Khan a second time to defend the appeal, which became more complicated when the Illinois Appellate Court issued several new legal opinions that directly impacted the issues in the appeal.  Attorneys Khan and Kimball incorporated the new opinions into their arguments on appeal and asked the Appellate Court to uphold the dismissal of the class action complaint.  In a 14-page written decision, the Appellate Court also sided with Trivedi & Khan and agreed that the claims against Sabovic Management Group should be dismissed.  This time, It seems that the plaintiff’s consumer class action attorneys will have to seek their hefty class action legal fees elsewhere.   The First District Appellate Court’s written ruling can be found at: Lin v. Sabovic Management Group LLC, 2015 IL App (1st) 140103-U