Hearing on move to quash Rick Jones' subpoena in suit against Wood River moved

Amelia Flood Mar. 7, 2011, 7:00am


A hearing on a move to quash the subpoena of a law firm in a breach of contract suit filed by former real estate developer Rick Jones against the city of Wood River has been pushed off.

Madison County Circuit Judge David Hylla had been set to hear the move to quash filed by the Reilly Law Firm P.C. on March 4.

However, the parties asked to continue the hearing. It will be reset by agreement.

The law firm is fighting a subpoena issued by Rick Jones asking for documents related to its communications with Wood River about land belonging to Rick Jones and his ex-wife, Dorothy Jones.

Rick Jones claims Wood River failed to honor on its end of a real estate deal.

The city is countersuing Jones for allegedly not living up to his end of the bargain.

Dorothy Jones is named as a counter-defendant in the suit.

The law firm claims that Rick Jones' subpoena would be unduly burdensome and that its terms are vague.

Jones is currently serving time in prison pursuant to a plea bargain he reached related to federal tax evasion charges.

Robert Bassett represents Rick Jones.

Erin Reilly represents the law firm on the subpoena issue.

Daniel Nester represents the city.

The suit is one of two breach of contract cases Rick Jones filed two years ago.

He won a $450,000 default judgment in the second 2009 suit against defendant Melissa Tucker.

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

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