In the Matter of the Application of the County Treasurer (Mira Pavlovic, Petitioner)

This case arose out of the forced tax sale of real estate on which Gary Leydig's client held the mortgage. Mr. Leydig proved his client had been the victim of an unlawful, fraudulent conspiracy between the mortgagee and the tax sale purchaser - - a conspiracy that was intended to effect a full avoidance of the client's mortgage. The trial resulted in the tax sale being annulled and the mortgage fully protected. The ruling was affirmed on appeal. In related litigation, Mr. Leydig proceeded to foreclose his client's mortgage against the conspiratorial property owner. The foreclosure and the trial court's award of attorneys' fees to Mr. Leydig's client were also affirmed on appeal. (Schipporeit v. Azar).