On April 28, 2014, TDR obtained summary judgment for defendants in a fraud action stemming from the sale of a shopping center in the Chicago suburbs.  TDR engaged in a thorough fact investigation revealing that the fraud allegations were entirely baseless.  TDR attorneys Dan Stanner and Brent Ryan outlined those facts in a summary judgment motion submitted to The Honorable Raymond Mitchell in the Circuit Court of Cook County.  The early summary judgment avoided the need for protracted discovery and depositions.  Moreover, Judge Mitchell granted TDR’s request that plaintiff pay the defendants’ attorneys’ fees pursuant to a fee shift provision in the parties’ agreement.  As a result, the defendants obtained a complete victory and will be reimbursed their fees and costs incurred in defending the case.