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J.B. Pritzker's lawsuit over mansion renovation shows how he tries to keep wealth from public view
Chicago Tribune ^ | 23 oct 2018 | Todd Lighty

Posted on 10/23/2018 8:58:40 AM PDT by DUMBGRUNT

...They hired the Schulz company, a high-end, family-owned contractor from Evanston. Schulz had worked on the Pritzkers’ vacation home in Lake Geneva, done work for other Pritzkers, and at the time, employed J.B. Pritzker’s second cousin as a carpenter.“

...J.B. had no intention of ever executing a final contract with Schulz,” according to court filings by the contractor. “During this meeting, J.B. rejected Schulz’s … contract proposal and requested that Schulz submit another proposal without making any counter offer. J.B. also reiterated his demand that Schulz take all necessary action to complete its work on a more expedited basis.”

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: pritzker
Hell hath no fury, like a contractor stiffed!

Someone dropped a dime on good old JB.

And JB paid an unknown settlement if any. The attorneys were paid, the contractor? Covered his material costs, if lucky.

1 posted on 10/23/2018 8:58:40 AM PDT by DUMBGRUNT
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To: DUMBGRUNT

Won’t hurt him. He’s a Democrat.


2 posted on 10/23/2018 9:03:10 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

Strange that Pritzker wants to be an elected public official (to give his life meaning and purpose in addition to his inherited wealth), but he does not want any public scrutiny? Aren’t elected officials constantly scrutinized? This cat seems to be one weird dude.


3 posted on 10/23/2018 9:18:10 AM PDT by PBRCat
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To: PBRCat

Aren’t elected officials constantly scrutinized?

Republicans only, you should know that!


4 posted on 10/23/2018 9:36:07 AM PDT by allwrong57
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To: allwrong57

Republicans only!

And in Illinois, first thing through the door is bend over and cough.

And your double secret divorce records?
Xin loi !


5 posted on 10/23/2018 9:51:25 AM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (So what!)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

I’m glad I”m not in Illinois?


6 posted on 10/23/2018 10:02:35 AM PDT by allwrong57
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To: DUMBGRUNT; All

The Pritzkers are avowed enemies of Donald Trump. They are bad people.


7 posted on 10/26/2018 5:23:42 AM PDT by T-Bone Texan (I posit that there IS something left worth fighting for.)
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To: T-Bone Texan

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pritzker_family

Pritzker family

The Pritzker family is an American family engaged in entrepreneurship and philanthropy, and one of the wealthiest families in the United States of America, being near the top of Forbes magazine’s “America’s Richest Families” list since the magazine began listings in 1982.

The family owns the Hyatt hotel chain, and the Marmon Group, a conglomerate of manufacturing and industrial service companies that has since been sold to Berkshire Hathaway.[1] Other holdings have included the Superior Bank of Chicago, which collapsed in 2001, the TransUnion credit bureau, Braniff airlines, McCall’s magazine, and the Royal Caribbean cruise line.

The Pritzker family is of Jewish descent[2] and based in Chicago, Illinois.[3]

Family business

In 1995, Jay Pritzker, the cofounder of Hyatt, stepped down and Thomas Pritzker took control of The Pritzker Organization.[3] When Jay died in 1999, the family split the business into 11 pieces worth $1.4 billion each,[3] but had to settle a lawsuit from two family members who apparently received $500 million each in 2005.[4][5][6] In 2011, the dissolution had been completed and the cousins had gone their separate ways, with some pursuing business and others pursuing philanthropic or artistic ventures.[7]


8 posted on 10/26/2018 5:26:29 AM PDT by abb ("News reporting is too important to be left to the journalists." Walter Abbott (1950 -))
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