Illinois Appellate Court decision (September 18, 2014).

A service provider had a four year contract with an HOA for tree care services. The service provider sued the HOA for breach of the contract alleging that the HOA terminated the contract after two years and then refused to pay the amount required under the contract for early termination.

After finding that the HOA terminated the contract two years early, thereby triggering the early termination provisions in the contract which provided for payment of certain sums to the service provider, the trial court awarded the service provider breach of contract damages, attorney fees and costs totaling $13,292.00. The HOA then appealed the trial court judgment.

The appellate court affirmed the trial court’s judgment in favor of the service provider.

See case decision: Best Lawns, Inc. v. Cedar Run Homeownres Corp.