Case management conference set in Rick Jones' suit against Wood River

Amelia Flood Oct. 12, 2010, 10:14am

A case management conference is set in case over a botched land deal between the city of Wood River and former real estate developer Rick Jones.

The suit, one of two filed by Jones last year, claims that the city did not live up to its end of a land bargain by failing to build agreed upon infrastructure.

The city is fighting the suit, claiming Jones did not live up to his end of the deal.

Jones is seeking damages in excess of $50,000.

The conference is set for 9:30 a.m. Oct. 27.

Madison County Circuit Judge David Hylla presides.

Jones is currently serving time in prison on federal tax evasion charges.

The other suit brought by Jones involving a real estate deal is overseen by Madison County Associate Judge Thomas Chapman.

Chapman had been set to hear a move for damages in that suit brought against defendant Melissa Tucker.

Jones had won a default judgment in that case earlier this year.
However, that hearing was canceled as an alias summons was issued for Tucker.

There has been little action in either case in recent months beyond case management dates.

Robert Bassett represents Jones in the Wood River suit.

Harry Sterling represents him in the Tucker case.

Daniel Nester represents Wood River.

The Jones case assigned to Hylla is Madison case number 09-L-641.

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