Advisors, LLC, 2016 IL App (4th) 150435 (June 30, 2016)
Champaign Co. (APPLETON) Affirmed in part and reversed in part.
(Modified upon denial of rehearing 10/3/16.) Plaintiffs, an individual husband
and wife, and 2 LLCs in which he purchased majority interests, sued Defendants
for allegedly inducing them, by fraudulent misrepresentations, to buy tax
shelters and to use them for 2002 and 2003 tax years. No Defendants are
domiciled in Illinois. Two of the Defendants have made minimum contacts with
Illinois and exercising personal jurisdiction over them would be consistent
with due process. Remaining Defendants have no minimum contacts with Illinois.
Where a defendant who purposefully has directed his activities at forum
residents seeks to defeat jurisdiction, he must present a compelling case that
presence of some other considerations would render jurisdiction unreasonable.
Two Defendants with minimum contacts have failed to demonstrate such compelling
cause. (TURNER, concurring; STEIGMANN, specially concurring.)