Live-in sued for violating 'exclusive' relationship - and not paying mortgage

Kelly Holleran Sep. 22, 2008, 7:21am

Nicole Basarich has filed suit against Robert Lane, alleging he has failed to pay money for a mortgage and has violated their agreement of an exclusive relationship.

Basarich and Lane began living together on Feb. 13, 1992, and agreed to split expenses in half, according to a complaint filed Sept. 18.

During their cohabitation, they agreed to "be faithful to one another and that they would not engage in activities that would violate their exclusive relationship," the suit states.

Basarich claims they purchased a home at 900 N. Center Street in Collinsville, where they lived until June 2.

The balance of the mortgage is $47,000, according to the complaint.

Lane has failed to make any mortgage payments since June 2, the suit states.

In addition, Basarich claims Lane has breached their agreement "by failing to pay his proportionate share of expenses and also by violating the agreement for an exclusive relationship."

She also claims he has not paid more than $45,000 toward the couple's joint expenses.

Basarich claims she has incurred damages in excess of $85,000 as a result of Lane's breach of agreement.

In addition to the $85,000, Basarich is seeking an order against Lane that he be required to transfer whatever interest he holds in the Collinsville house and for any additional damages the Court deems just.

Carl W. Lee of Gundlach, Lee, Eggmann, Boyle & Roessler in Belleville will be representing her.

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