Litigation Record

Examples of Civil Litigation Handled by James D. Skaar

Every case is unique, but the following is a summary of some of the litigation handled by James D. Skaar.

Case Name

(Our client in bold
type)


Description of Case


Amount in Dispute


Outcome


Federal Land Bank

v. Woloshin, et al.


Lender sued to recover farm loan; Defendants, who were attorneys, raised
“lender liability,” fraud and a variety of other defenses.

1

$800,000


Motion for Summary Judgment for Plaintiff granted for the full amount.


Oro International, Inc.

v. Estelle Walker


Claim for breach of contract and fraud; Defendant denied she had anything to
do with the business in dispute.

$670,000


$670,000 Judgment entered for Plaintiff when Defendant withdrew her defenses
on the day of trial.


Miller v. City of St. Charles and Northern Ill. Gas Co.


Lady fell while rollerblading on broken sidewalk, suffering fractured wrist
and other injuries.

$500,000


City dismissed on Motion for Summary Judgment (w/o trial).


Arnold v. Southern Lumber Co.


Former salesman sued for commissions he claimed were due him.

$428,000


Settled for $7,500


Haws v. Community Contacts, Inc.


Plaintiff sought damages from Defendant for breaches of several construction
contracts.

$400,000


Lawsuit dismissed on Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment.


Siegle’s v. City of St. Charles


Siegle’s blamed City of St. Charles, Kane County and NWRR for severe
flooding problems.

$116,000

+ injunction


Motion to Dismiss City of St. Charles from lawsuit granted; case against
other defendants went forward.


Melrose Park Bank v. CLC Lubricants, Inc.


Owner of land sued prior tenant for costs to clean up contaminated soil.
2

$110,000


Plaintiff-owner forced to drop case before trial for a second time because
Plaintiff’s expert witness was shown to be a fraud.

2

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