Clayton v. Planet Travel Holdings

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL App (4th) 120717
Decision Date: 
May 9, 2013
District: 
4th Dist.
Division/County: 
Sangamon Co.
Justice: 
POPE
Holding: 
Affirmed.
Plaintiffs filed suit for fraud in payment and refund for group travel arrangements. After bench trial, court awarded judgment for Plaintiffs for $5,994, and ten months later entered judgment of attorneys fees of $32,306 and costs of $680, for violating Consumer Fraud Act. Court properly found individual Defendant, who was common owner of three versions of travel agency, individually liable for Plaintiffs' attorney fees. Much of conduct giving rise to litigation occurred after one travel company was dissolved and owner was conducting business as a sole proprietor. (STEIGMANN and HOLDER WHITE, concurring.)