Crowder to hear motions in breach of contract suit filed by husband against wife

Amelia Flood Jul. 29, 2010, 5:44am



Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder is set to hear motions in a suit over retirement savings allegedly taken by a Granite City man's wife -- who also allegedly left him in a bath tub for days after a fall.

The most recent action in the 2008 case are May and June motions filed by plaintiff Thomas Dodd attacking the answers of the three defendants in the suit – his wife, Carol Dodd, Granite City Steel Federal Credit Union and Ameren Services Company.

Thomas Dodd claims his wife of more than 20 years forged his signature in order to empty retirement accounts worth more than $190,000. The suit contends she then opened accounts with the money at the Granite City credit union in her name and that of her sister.

He also claims that Carol Dodd failed to aid him when he fell in the bathroom of the couple's home and that she left him in the bathtub for days without food or water.

The Dodds are currently in the process of divorcing. Their divorce case was filed in 2007.

Thomas Dodd seeks damages of at least $100,000 and other relief.

He has asked Crowder to strike various affirmative defenses filed by the three defendants claiming they fail to allege sufficient grounds.

The hearing is set for Aug. 5 at 1:15 p.m.

Crowder had previously frozen the credit union account of $185,000 pending the final divorce settlement.

The divorce is assigned to Madison County Associate Judge Steve Stobbs.

Thomas Dodd is represented by Thomas Burkart.

Ameren is represented by Gordon Broom and Gary Meddows.

Carol Dodd is represented by Alexander Wilson.

The case had previously been assigned to Madison County Circuit
Judge Daniel Stack and to Madison County Chief Judge Ann Callis.

The case is Madison case number 08-L-606.

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