Circuit Court of Cook County
State of Illinois
Sterling B. Pitts
Rebecca M. Minor
[jurisdictional and venue allegations omitted]
10. At the beginning of the fall semester of 2009, Plaintiff Sterling B. Brinkley, Defendant April M. Minor and three other first year law students at Cicero-Marshall School of Law entered into a study group together.
11. Each of the members of the study group placed special reliance on the diligence of each of the other members in paying attention in class, preparing for class, and reading supplementary materials.
12. Defendant Minor spent most of her class time texting and tweeting her friends from undergraduate school and most of her preparation, study, and reading time swilling beer and snorting coke.
13. As a result of the activities set out in paragraph 12, Defendant Minor contributed nothing useful to the study group, and instead contributed many erroneous and ridiculous ideas, wasting study-group time, and leading the other members astray.
14. Plaintiff Pitts received D's in several of his courses.
15. Plaintiff Pitts has bee unable to pass the bar exam or to obtain legal employment. He has been forced into employment as a dog walker for undesirable and vicious dogs, and to do without an adequate diet as he struggles to pay off his student loans.
COUNT 1 - BREACH OF FIDUCIARY OBLIGATION
16. The allegations of paragraphs 10-15 are incorporated herein as though fully set forth.
16. Defendant Minor breached her fiduciary obligations to Plaintiff Pitts.
17. Wherefore Plaintiff Pitts demands compensatory and punitive damages.
COUNT 2 - BREACH OF CONTRACT
18. The allegations of paragraphs 10-15 are incorporated herein as though fully set forth.
19. Defendant Minor breached a contract with Plaintiff Pitts.
20. Wherefore Plaintiff Pitts demands compensatory damages equal to his law school tuitiion.
21. In the alternative, Plaintiff Pitts demands compensatory damages in the amoutn of his outstanding law school loans.