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Wood River faces class action lawsuit over property liens


By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 24, 2018

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EDWARDSVILLE — Wood River city officials did not properly serve property owners when recording liens against their land, a lawsuit claims.

Maag Holdings LLC filed a complaint on Aug. 14 in Madison County Circuit Court against the City of Wood River, alleging that the municipality failed to comply with Illinois statutes governing liens. 

According to the complaint, city officials placed a lien on the plaintiff's property for removal costs of neglected weeds and grass. The plaintiff claims the city did not serve the lien by certified mail or personally, which violates Illinois statutes.

The plaintiff seeks class action status for its lawsuit to include all Wood River residents with liens on their property that were not properly served.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and damages. It is represented by Shari L. Murphy of the Law Offices of Shari L. Murphy in Wood River.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 18-L-1039

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Madison County Circuit CourtCity of Wood RiverThe Law Offices of Shari L. Murphy, LLC

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