Committee for Change: Tom Courtney involved in Lawsuit Concerning City of Chicago Parking Meter Deal
01/12/2011

Tom Courtney is one of the attorneys representing a City of Chicago resident in class action lawsuit against the financial adviser who supported the city’s parking meter deal. Courtney is also a candidate for 27th Ward Alderman.

Online PR News – 12-January-2011 – – CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – Tom Courtney, a candidate for 27th Ward Alderman, is one of the attorneys representing a City of Chicago resident in a lawsuit against the financial adviser who supported the city’s $1.15 billion parking meter contract.

Filed by attorney John Xydakis in the Circuit Court of Cook County, the lawsuit against William Blair & Co. states that the company failed to consider whether the 75-year deal signed in December 2008 was financially beneficial for the City of Chicago. The city’s 36,000-parking-meter system was worth far more than $1.15 billion, according to the lawsuit. The deal’s lessee, Chicago Parking Meters LLC, also is listed on the complaint.

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