Foreclosure notice filed against class action chiropractor

By Ann Maher | May 23, 2012

Regions Bank has filed a foreclosure notice against Granite City chiropractor and prolific class action plaintiff Mark J. Eavenson claiming it is owed $973,803.32.

According to the complaint filed May 14 in Madison County Circuit Court, Mark J. and Barbara A. Eavenson have been in default since Dec. 1, 2011, for the property located at 2009 Golf Course View Dr. in Edwardsville, above the 5th tee at Sunset Hills Country Club.

At the peak of Madison County's class action craze, Mark Eavenson was lead plaintiff in 24 proposed class action lawsuits that sought to certify him as representative of medical providers who received less than they allegedly deserved from insurers.

The Lakin firm filed most of his suits in 2003.

In each suit the difference between what Eavenson billed and what the insurer paid amounted to a few dollars.

The Lakin firm settled most of them.

The 6,697 square foot property named in the foreclosure notice has many amenities including an in ground pool, spa and wine cellar. It has three bedrooms, four and a half baths, and, according to Zillow, is a "home on which dreams are based."

It was once listed for sale at $2.5 million in August 2010. On March 13, it was listed at $995,000.

Property taxes in 2009 were $18,021.

In November 2006, Eavenson settled a divorce from Laura Eavenson for $850,000 in Madison County Circuit Court.

He promised to pay that much for half of Multi-Care Specialists, the chiropractic business he and wife Laura Eavenson owned in Granite City.

Associate Judge Nelson Metz, now retired, presided over the settlement and dissolved the marriage.

Mark Eavenson also was to provide monthly maintenance of $5,000 for five years, according to the settlement.

In Granite City Mark and Laura Eavenson owned Multi-Care and its building, a home on Cobblestone Lane, a house with two empty lots, an apartment building, three condominiums with a vacant lot behind them, and the home of his parents, Joe and June Eavenson.

They also owned a condo in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Multi-Care owned a 2005 Mercedes S55 that Mark Eavenson drove, a 2005 Cadillac DeVille his parents drove, and a 2005 BMW 645 that his daughter drove.

Auto Spa owned a 2005 GMC pickup, a 2003 Jeep Wrangler and a 2003 BMW X5.

As individuals Mark and Laura Eavenson owned a 2001 Porsche, a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro and a 1999 GMC Savanna van.

In the agreement, Laura Eavenson took the Granite City home, the Arizona condo, the apartment building and one of the Granite City condos.

Mark Eavenson took the Multi-Care property, the other two Granite City condos with the lot behind them, and the home of his parents.

Laura Eavenson took the GMC van and the Wrangler. Mark Eavenson took the Mercedes, the Cadillac, the Porsche, the GMC pickup and the Camaro.

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