On June 23, 2020, Noonan & Lieberman, Ltd., and Jeffrey Grant Brown, P.C., filed a complaint in the Circuit Court of Will County, Illinois, on behalf of three property owners challenging the Governor of the State of Illinois’ moratorium on evictions.
While we agree with the Governor’s wish to protect renters affected by COVID-19, we are troubled that the moratorium has denied landlords access to the courts for three months now. We share the Governor’s concerns on spreading the virus, but we believe the moratorium unnecessarily and unlawfully redistributes the cost of protecting tenants to landlords, who deserve the same protection under Illinois law as other citizens. Requiring only landlords, many of who have limited means, to carry this burden alone is unfair.
If you have any questions regarding the filing of this complaint, please contact Jim Noonan.