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Independent Manufacturer Sales Representative Litigation.

Illinois independent manufacturer sales representatives work for out-of-state or foreign manufacturers by developing, marketing and selling the manufacturer’s products in hard-to-reach markets. Independent representatives work on a commission basis.

Norman Lerum is a pioneer in establishing favorable case law for Illinois sales representatives against out-of-state and foreign manufacturers that attempt to avoid their obligation to pay earned commissions under the parties’ contract and under the Illinois Sales Representative Act, 820 ILCS 120/1 et seq. See Midwest Enterprises v. Generac Corp., No. 91 C 2229, 1992 WL 169059 (N.D. Ill. August 27, 1991); JAMS Arbitration, Hon. Nan Nolan (Ret.) See also Order, May 8, 2015, In the Matter of Micro Sales, Inc. v. Advantech Corporation, which resulted in a $291,000 arbitration award, U.S. Dist. Court, N.D. Ill 1:14-cv-00997. Read More

The remedies available to independent manufacturer representatives include recovery of unpaid commissions, attorney fees and punitive damages.

Mr. Lerum is a strong and experienced advocate for Illinois sales representatives who have been wrongly denied their earned commissions. Call 312-782-1087 or use our online contact form to schedule a consultation.