March 27 , 2009
BRIAN KNAUS and AARON EVERSON, ))
Appeal from the Circuit Court of
CHARLES C. GUIDRY, Individually and as ) Cook County, Illinois.
agent of Charles C. Guidry, P.C., and CHARLES ) County Department, Law Division
C. GUIDRY, P.C., a professional corporation, ) No. 1-07-3509
Defendants-Appellants. ) Honorable Dennis J. Burke,
) Judge Presiding.
(Douglas Erickson, Robert Anderson, and Bruce )
Edwards, Each Individually and Each as Agent of )
The Richum Group, d/b/a Richum Corporation and )
Richum Group of Companies; Richum Corporation, )
a Corporation; The Richum Group, a Corporation; )
Jerome Carter, Individually and as Agent of PHD )
Management, L.L.C.; PHD Management, L.L.C., a )
Limited Liability Company; Wesley Taylor, )
Individually and as Agent of Taylor Group )
Corporation; and Taylor Group Corporation, an )
Illinois Corporation, ))
JUSTICE JOSEPH GORDON delivered the opinion of the court:
Defendants appeal from an order of the circuit court denying their motion to dismiss for
lack of personal jurisdiction. For the reasons that follow, we reverse.