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Puleo v. Topel
Citation:856 N.E.2d 1152 (Ill. App. 2006)
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Plaintiffs Philip Puleo, Malex Corporation, and others contend that the circuit court erred by finding that Topel could not be held personally liable for obligations incurred on behalf of defendant Thinktank, LLC, after the company was involuntarily dissolved. Effective May 30, 2002, Thinktank, a limited liability company, was involuntarily dissolved due to Thinktank’s failure to file its 2001 annual report. Thereafter, plaintiffs, independent contractors hired by Topel, filed a complaint against Topel and Thinktank in which they alleged breach of contract, unjust enrichment, and claims under the account stated theory. Those claims stemmed from plaintiffs’ contention that Topel, who plaintiffs alleged was the sole manager and owner of Thinktank, knew or should have known of Thinktank’s involuntary dissolution but nonetheless continued to conduct business as Thinktank. Thinktank failed to pay plaintiffs for work they had performed.
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