Case Details

CourtNorthern District of Illinois
Docket number1:17-cv-04008
Date case filed2017-05-25
Date case closed
Date of latest filing2017-08-23
Assigned toHonorable Amy J. St. Eve
Case cause28:1332 Diversity-Petition for Removal
Nature of suit890 Other Statutory Actions
Jury demandBoth
Demand
JurisdictionFederal Question

Case Parties

Party: Vipul B Patel
Party type: Plaintiff
Attorney name: Barbara Andersen
Attorney Contact:
Andersen Law LLC
2862 Commons Drive
Glenview, IL 60026
708-805-1123

Trial bar Status: Not a member
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Charles Jeffrey Thut
Attorney Contact:
Noonan Perillo and Thut
25 N. County Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
847 244 0111

Trial bar Status: Active
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: David A. Novoselsky
Attorney Contact:
Novoselsky Law Offices
25 North County Street, First Floor
Waukegan, Il 60085
(847) 782-5800

Trial bar Status: Disciplined
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Bhasker T Patel
Party type: Plaintiff
as the co-Trustee of the Jyotsna B. Patel Living Trust dated March 9, 2001
Attorney name: Barbara Andersen
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Charles Jeffrey Thut
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: David A. Novoselsky
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Jyotsna B Patel
Party type: Plaintiff
as co-Trustee of the Jyotsna B. Pastel Living Trust dated March 9, 2001
Attorney name: Barbara Andersen
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Charles Jeffrey Thut
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: David A. Novoselsky
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Castle Bldrs.com, Inc.
Party type: Plaintiff
an Illinois corporation
Attorney name: Barbara Andersen
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Charles Jeffrey Thut
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: David A. Novoselsky
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Zillow, Inc.
Party type: Defendant
Attorney name: Eric D. Brandfonbrener
Attorney Contact:
Perkins Coie LLC
131 S. Dearborn
Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60603-5559
(312) 324-8400

Trial bar Status: Active
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Rebecca S. Engrav
Attorney Contact:
Perkins Coie
1201 Third Avenue
Suite 4900
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 359-6168

Trial bar Status: Pro Hac Vice
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY PRO HAC VICE ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Eugene Volokh
Attorney Contact:
Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw
405 Hilgard Avenue
UCLA School of Law
Los Angeles, CA 90095
(310) 206-3926

Trial bar Status: Pro Hac Vice
Email: [email protected]
PRO HAC VICE ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Zillow Group, Inc.
Party type: Defendant
Attorney name: Eric D. Brandfonbrener
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Zillow Group, Inc.
Party type: Defendant
Attorney name: Eric D. Brandfonbrener
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Rebecca S. Engrav
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Zillow Group, Inc.
Party type: Defendant
Attorney name: Eric D. Brandfonbrener
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Rebecca S. Engrav
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY PRO HAC VICE ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Eugene Volokh
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Zillow Group, Inc.
Party type: Defendant
Attorney name: Eric D. Brandfonbrener
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Rebecca S. Engrav
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY PRO HAC VICE ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Eugene Volokh
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Zillow Group, Inc.
Party type: Defendant
Attorney name: Eric D. Brandfonbrener
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Rebecca S. Engrav
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY PRO HAC VICE ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Eugene Volokh
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Zillow Group, Inc.
Party type: Defendant
Attorney name: Eric D. Brandfonbrener
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Rebecca S. Engrav
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY PRO HAC VICE ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Eugene Volokh
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Case Docket

Docket
Item
Date FiledDocument
Available
Short
Description
Long Description
12017-05-25 NOTICE of Removal from Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, case number (2017 CH 07117) filed by Zillow, Inc., zillow group, Inc. Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 0752-13216666. Zillow Defendants' Notice Of Removal (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Brandfonbrener, Eric) Incorrect PDF document linked. Docket text modified by Clerk's Office on 5/26/2017 (mma, ) (Entered: 05/25/2017)
1.1 Exhibit A
22017-05-25 CIVIL Cover Sheet (Brandfonbrener, Eric) (Entered: 05/25/2017)
32017-05-25 ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendants Zillow, Inc., zillow group, Inc. by Eric D. Brandfonbrener (Brandfonbrener, Eric) (Entered: 05/25/2017)
42017-05-25 CORRECTED Notice of Removal by Zillow, Inc., zillow group, Inc. Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 0752-13216666. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Brandfonbrener, Eric) Docket text modified by Clerk's Office on 5/26/2017 (mma, ) (Entered: 05/25/2017)
4.1 Exhibit A
52017-05-26 Disclosure STATEMENT by Zillow Group, Inc., Zillow, Inc. (Brandfonbrener, Eric) (Entered: 05/26/2017)
62017-05-26 MAILED Notice of Removal letter to counsel of record. (kp, ) (Entered: 05/26/2017)
72017-05-30 MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve: Initial status hearing set for 6/19/17 at 8:30 a.m. in courtroom 1241. Parties shall refer to Judge St. Eve's web page at www.ilnd.uscourts.gov and file a joint status report by 6/14/17 as set forth in the Initial Status Conferences procedure. If the defendant files a motion to dismiss prior to the filing of the joint status report, the Court will continue the filing date for the joint status report until after the Court rules on the pending motion. Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 05/30/2017)
82017-05-30 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee $ 50, receipt number 0752-13227090. (Engrav, Rebecca) (Entered: 05/30/2017)
92017-05-30 ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendants Zillow Group, Inc., Zillow, Inc. by Rebecca S. Engrav (Engrav, Rebecca) (Entered: 05/30/2017)
102017-05-31 ORDER: Motion for leave to appear pro hac vice on behalf of Zillow, Inc. and Zillow Group, Inc. by Rebecca Engrav 8 is granted. Signed by the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve on 5/31/2017. Mailed notice. (bg, ) (Entered: 05/31/2017)
112017-05-31 ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiffs Castle Bldrs.com, Inc., Bhasker T Patel, Jyotsna B Patel, Vipul B Patel by Charles Jeffrey Thut (Thut, Charles) (Entered: 05/31/2017)
122017-06-08 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee $ 50, receipt number 0752-13257964. (Volokh, Eugene) (Entered: 06/08/2017)
132017-06-09 ORDER: Motion for leave to appear pro hac vice on behalf of defendants by Eugene Volokh 12 is granted. Signed by the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve on 6/9/2017.(gcy, ) (Entered: 06/09/2017)
142017-06-12 ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiffs Castle Bldrs.com, Inc., Bhasker T Patel, Jyotsna B Patel, Vipul B Patel by Barbara Andersen (Andersen, Barbara) (Entered: 06/12/2017)
152017-06-13 ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendants Zillow Group, Inc., Zillow, Inc. by Eugene Volokh (Volokh, Eugene) (Entered: 06/13/2017)
162017-06-13 MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM (Engrav, Rebecca) (Entered: 06/13/2017)
172017-06-13 NOTICE of Motion by Rebecca S. Engrav for presentment of Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim 16 before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve on 6/19/2017 at 08:30 AM. (Engrav, Rebecca) (Entered: 06/13/2017)
182017-06-13 MEMORANDUM by Zillow Group, Inc., Zillow, Inc. in support of Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim 16 (Engrav, Rebecca) (Entered: 06/13/2017)
192017-06-19 MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve:Status hearing held on 6/19/2017 and continued to 10/10/17 at 8:30 a.m. Defendants' motion to dismiss 16 is entered. Response by 7/17/17. Reply by 8/7/17. Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 06/19/2017)
202017-07-12 ADDENDUM by Zillow Group, Inc., Zillow, Inc. to Memorandum of Law in Support of Defendants' Motion to Dismiss (Engrav, Rebecca) Modified on 7/13/2017 (ags, ). (Entered: 07/12/2017)
212017-07-17 RESPONSE by Castle Bldrs.com, Inc., Bhasker T Patel, Jyotsna B Patel, Vipul B Patelin Opposition to MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM 16 (Andersen, Barbara) (Entered: 07/17/2017)
222017-08-07 REPLY by Defendants Zillow Group, Inc., Zillow, Inc. to Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim 16 (Engrav, Rebecca) (Entered: 08/07/2017)
232017-08-23 MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve: The Court grants Defendants' motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim 16 . Count I is dismissed with prejudice, and Counts II-IV are dismissed without prejudice. Plaintiffs may file an amended complaint consistent with this Opinion and their obligations under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11 by September 15, 2017. If Plaintiffs file an amended complaint, Defendants must answer or otherwise plead within three weeks. [For further details, see separate Memorandum Opinion and Order.] Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 08/23/2017)
242017-08-23 MEMORANDUM Opinion and Order Signed by the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve on 8/23/2017:Mailed notice(kef, ) (Entered: 08/23/2017)