Illinois Appellate Court Upholds Trial Victory For DeBlasio & Donnell Client In Alleged Mortgage Fraud Scheme.

(October 2012)  The DuPage County law firm of DeBlasio Law Group (now known as DeBlasio & Gower) successfully defeated an appeal filed by two elderly women who claimed that the law firm’s client stole their home from them through a mortgage rescue fraud scheme.  Our client vigorously defended his actions and at a trial in September 2011, obtained a complete victory and vindication of his fairness in the transaction.

Our client was a real estate investor who was sued under the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act, the federal Truth in Lending Act and, among other claims, a claim for quiet title seeking to impose an equitable mortgage on a real estate transaction involving the sale of a home in foreclosure.   The DuPage County Circuit Court granted our client’s motion for a directed judgment at trial on all claims at the close of plaintiffs’ evidence, and entered judgment ordering that possession of the property be given to our client along thousands in past due rent.  Our client did not have to present a single witness at trial, relying instead on cross-examination of all of plaintiff’s witnesses.

The elderly women filed an appeal with the Illinois Appellate Court (Second District) and on October 4, 2012, the Appellate Court said that the trial court judge, DuPage County Circuit Court Judge Terence M. Sheen, had properly ruled in favor of our client.  A copy of the Appellate Court ruling can be found here. 2012 IL App (2d), 120166-U

The case was handled at trial by the firm’s founder, Antonio DeBlasio, and David M. Gower.  Our experienced civil and business litigation attorneys can be reached at (630) 560-1123 or via our website at

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