Anonymous Email Threat Received

UPDATE: APRIL 11, 2017

The IP Address for the anonymous email is, which is owned and registered by Sidley Austin in Chicago, Illinois. Why is “one of the largest and most respected law offices in Chicago” sending me an anonymous email?


ORIGINAL POST: Earlier today I received the following email:

From: Anon Ymous <>

Subject: [Bullied By The State Parkway Condominium Association Board] Contact

Date: April 7, 2017 at 2:30:03 PM CDT


Reply-To: Anon Ymous <>

Name: Anon Ymous



Comment: Mr. Novak,

I live in the building but I don’t believe we’ve ever met. So I have done nothing to you. Yet you are going to cost me thousands in a special assessment along with the other 159 owners? That is not fair, neighborly or decent. I have done nothing to you. Why are you doing this to me? If this building is as bad as you say it is, then why not take the $400k they offered you and run? Go get a condo in a better building where you can focus on happiness! Why stay here just to be miserable and make everyone else miserable? I can’t afford a special assessment- it’s going to break me. You are going to cause me to lose my home. And again, I have done nothing to you. Maybe you need to think about someone other than yourself and realize the impact your actions are having directly on the rest of us. Let all of this go, or know that the day we get the special assessment, I will be suing you for that money and I’m sure the rest of the bldg will follow. Stop being so selfish or you’ll force me to do the same.

Time: April 7, 2017 at 7:30 pm


Contact Form URL:

Sent by an unverified visitor to your site.

Dear Mr. or Mrs. Ymous:

It’s obvious you haven’t read all of the blog posts. Otherwise you wouldn’t be threatening ME with litigation. Meanwhile, please be advised that State Parkway’s Declaration and By-Laws contains an exculpatory provision that does not relieve board officers and directors of liability if a court finds they engaged in fraud and/or acted in a grossly negligent manner.

You made one mistake today. Your threat included your IP Address, which I was able to trace.


Michael Novak

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