Court Enters Summary Judgment in Favor of Township in Flooding Case

Troy Lundquist and Andrew Stuart won summary judgment in favor of a local Municipal Township after the plaintiffs claimed that the Township caused permanent flooding and water damage on their property and diminished the value of their home.  The plaintiff’s alleged both Federal and Illinois Constitution takings claims as well as state law trespass claims. At the close of expert discovery, LGLJ filed a motion for summary judgment arguing that there was no evidence to support the plaintiffs’ claims and no basis to take the case to a jury. The Court granted the motion and entered judgment in favor of the Township shortly before the case was to proceed to trial, resulting in a clear victory for the Township.