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JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. v. East-West Logistics, L.L.C.

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Evidence
Citation
Case Number: 
2014 IL App (1st) 121111
Decision Date: 
Monday, March 31, 2014
District: 
1st Dist.
Division/County: 
Cook Co., 6th Div.
Holding: 
Affirmed.
Justice: 
HALL
(Court opinion corrected 5/19/14.) Bank sued for non-payment of $1.6 million on commercial loan, and sought to enforce personal guaranty of individual, who later died, and his Estate was substituted in. Court properly dismissed Estate's affirmative defenses and counterclaims and entered summary judgment for Bank, and properly ordered Estate to pay discovery costs to Bank, balancing need for discovery against expense of electronic production. Bank employees' affidavits, as qualified witnesses as to bank records, satisfied Rule 803(6) to establish foundation. (ROCHFORD and LAMPKIN, concurring.)