Eichengreen v. Rollins, Inc.
Illinois Court of Appeals
757 N.E.2d 952 (2001)
Myron Eichengreen (plaintiff) purchased a house in 1983 that came with a Rollins, Inc., f/k/a Apollo Central Protection, Inc. (Apollo) (defendant) security system. In 1985, Eichengreen built an addition to his home. In 1988, Rollins and Eichengreen signed a contract that contained enumerated updates to the security system. In 1995, a fire broke out in the addition Eichengreen had built. Eichengreen sued Apollo for breach of contract. Apollo filed a motion for summary judgment and the trial court granted Apollo’s motion. Eichengreen appealed arguing that an issue of material fact existed because the true intent of the parties was for a security system that would protect the entire premises, including the addition.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Gallagher, J.)
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