Patrick Engineering v. The City of Naperville

Illinois Supreme Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2012 IL 113148
Decision Date: 
September 20, 2012
District: 
2d Dist.
Division/County: 
Du Page Co.
Justice: 
THEIS
Holding: 
Appellate court reversed; circuit court affirmed; remanded.
Equitable estoppel does not apply against a municipality when a plaintiff has alleged that a municipal official possessed apparent authority, but only when a plaintiff has alleged specific facts to show that a municipal official possessed express authority and that the plaintiff reasonably relied on statements or conduct by the official. (KILBRIDE, FREEMAN, THOMAS, GARMAN, KARMEIER, and BURKE, concurring.)