June 16, 2008
NICHOLAS ANDERSON, ) Appeal from the
) Circuit Court of
Plaintiff-Appellant, ) Cook County.
GOLF MILL FORD, INC., n/k/a AN/GMF, )
INC., ) Honorable
) Richard J. Billik,
Defendant-Appellee. ) Judge Presiding.
JUSTICE WOLFSON delivered the opinion of the court:
Plaintiff Nicholas Anderson filed a federal lawsuit against
defendant Golf Mill Ford, Inc. ("Golf Mill") based on his
purchase of an SUV in 2003. Following arbitration of the suit,
Anderson filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court to vacate
the arbitrator’s award. Anderson appeals the circuit court’s
order entering judgment for Golf Mill on his claim and on Golf
Mill’s counterclaim to confirm the award. We affirm.
Anderson purchased a used 2001 GMC Jimmy ("SUV") from Golf
Mill on or about April 21-23, 2003. According to Anderson, the
salesperson at Golf Mill told him he was financed. Anderson
signed a retail installment contract dated April 21, 2003 (the
"First RIC") for a cash price of $20,324.30. It provided for
$19,356.87, to be financed over 60 monthly payments of $463.04 at