Stack to hear plaintiff's plea for protective order in STD results suit

Amelia Flood Sep. 22, 2010, 2:51am


The plaintiff in a suit over the alleged revelation of her STD test results by a romantic rival is asking for a protective order to keep her identity under wraps.

Madison County Circuit Judge Daniel Stack will hear the move, filed in July by Jane Doe, at 9 a.m. on Friday.

Doe cites media coverage by The Madison County Record and other news outlets as potentially embarrassing to her and her family.

The plaintiff is suing Quest Diagnostics Inc. and Maureen Sackmann for damages in excess of $350,000, attorneys' fees and costs.

Doe claims that Sackmann, a romantic rival, revealed her positive Herpes test results to Doe's then-boyfriend.

Sackmann, the plaintiff alleges, was also romantically involved with Doe's boyfriend and allegedly falsified a lab report in the incident.

Doe is suing Quest as Sackmann's employer.

In her motion for a protective order, Doe claims that coverage by discovery requests made by the defendants would reveal her identity and that of her family to the media, causing harm and embarrassment.

The original August hearing on the motion was canceled by agreement of the parties and reset according to the case's docket sheet.

Doe is represented by Emily Johnson.

John Webster represents Sackmann.

Matthew Day represents Quest.

The case is Madison case number 10-L-101.

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