Case management set in Rick Jones' suit against Wood River

Amelia Flood Apr. 20, 2010, 6:40am


Former real estate developer Rick Jones' suit against the city of Wood River is set for case management April 28.

Jones is suing Wood River for allegedly failing to live up to a contract involving the sale of land for a water tower in 2005.

Wood River has attempted in the past to have Jones' suit dismissed.

Meanwhile, Jones continues serving a federal sentence for tax evasion. He pled guilty to the charges in 2009.

The case management conference is set for 9:30 a.m.

According to the complaint, Wood River was supposed to bear all of the costs of developing infrastructure around a water tower.

Jones alleges that it has not done so.

His suit seeks damages of at least $50,000 and costs.

Most recently in the case, Jones allowed his attorney Harry Sterling to withdraw from the case.

Sterling, of Fairview Heights, claimed he could no longer represent his client due to a third party action that was filed after the Wood River suit began.

Jones is now represented by Robert Bassett.

Wood River is represented by Paul Stearns.

Madison County Circuit Judge David Hylla presides.

The case is Madison case number 09-L-641.

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