United States Seventh Circuit

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Arlin-Golf, LLC v. Village of Arlington Heights, 10-2141

In plaintiffs' suit against a town claiming that the town's implementation of the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District, which included the property on which the plaintiffs' shopping center was built, was improper under Illinois statutory law, and that the town's conduct constituted a constructive taking under Illinois's constitution, district court's dismissal of the suit on res judicata grounds is affirmed where: 1) plaintiffs' complaints in the state and federal suits rely on the same operative facts; 2) plaintiffs' argument that applying res judicata would be unfair under the circumstances and that the settlement agreement should not be enforced because of the alleged circumstances under which it was procured are without merit; and 3) the district court did not commit reversible error by dismissing the plaintiffs' complaint without prejudice.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 01/21/2011
  • Published 01/21/2011


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  • United States Seventh Circuit