Workforce Solutions v. Sara L. Pettinger and Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, P.C., 2105 IL (1st) 121265-U.
In 2006, Workforce sued Urban Services of America, Inc., for breach of contract when Urban allegedly failed to pay for $573,000 in services. In 2008, Workforce obtained a default judgment against Urban. The judgment could not be collected because Urban was insolvent. Workforce alleged in the current case that “Pettinger and the Firm fraudulently conspired with Urban to delay the proceedings in order to prevent Workforce from obtaining recovery of its 2008 judgment.” Workforce also alleged that the defendants concealed a key document during discovery in the underlying case.
Workforce alleged that Pettinger unreasonably protracted and delayed the discovery process in the underlying case “According to plaintiff, after ‘delaying the progress of the case and delaying discovery for over two years’ and after Urban transferred its assets to insiders, in May 2008, upon motion, Pettinger and the Firm withdrew their representation of Urban.” Shortly thereafter, Workforce obtained a default judgment against Urban for $1,305,668.56.