Citadel Group Limited v. Washington Regional Medical Center

Federal 7th Circuit Court
Civil Court
Case Number: 
No. 11-3124
Decision Date: 
August 15, 2012
Federal District: 
N.D. Ill., E. Div.
Dist. Ct. did not err in granting defendant’s motion for summary judgment in action seeking lost profits arising out of defendant’s termination of parties’ relationship arising out of plaintiff’s construction of medical office building and lease-back of building space to defendant. While parties signed preliminary agreement that called for plaintiff to take pre-construction steps while parties continued to negotiate terms of leases for said building, parties never had enforceable agreement with respect to said leases so as to support plaintiff’s breach of contract claim. Moreover, record showed that defendant intended to use plaintiff to construct medical office building only after parties had agreed to rental rates and signed operative leases. Moreover, at time defendant had terminated instant relationship, plaintiff had not begun actual construction of building so as to support plaintiff’s contention that defendant had acquiesced to plaintiff’s proposed rental rates.