Callis to hear moves to dismiss, transfer mother's suit against O'Fallon #203

Amelia Flood Sep. 24, 2010, 1:45am


Madison County Chief Judge Ann Callis is set to hear moves by a local school district and its teachers union to throw out or move a woman's suit over a music teacher's sexual relationship with her daughter.

The hearing is set for 9 a.m. today.

Defendants O'Fallon School District #203 and an O'Fallon teachers union have asked Callis to either dismiss the claims against them or to send the suit to St. Clair County.

Jane Doe filed suit last year against Alton Community Unit School District #11 and former music teacher Matthew Lang.

The plaintiff claims that Lang had a sexual relationship with her teenage daughter Mary Doe and that the school district did nothing to prevent it after Jane Doe expressed concerns.

The Alton school district was later dropped from the case.

The plaintiff added O'Fallon and the teachers union earlier this year, claiming that both knew about Lang's previous sexual relationship with a student who eventually married him.

The suit claims that the defendants covered up that information and the circumstances of Lang's resignation from O'Fallon when Alton questioned them about his background before hiring him.

Lang pled guilty earlier this year to charges in connection with his relationship with Mary Doe.

Thomas Falb represents Mary and Jane Doe.

The case is Madison case number 09-L-886.

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