Matoesian to hear motions in former client's suit against Goldenberg firm; plaintiff wants $25K settlement enforced

Amelia Flood Mar. 31, 2011, 6:32am


Madison County Circuit Judge Andreas Matoesian is set to hear motions in a suit filed by a woman who alleges that her attorneys from the firm now known as Goldenberg Heller Antognoli Rowland and Short botched her husband's asbestos claims and cost her settlement money.

Plaintiff Frances Choat is asking Matoesian to enforce terms of a settlement worth $25,000 that the parties reached in 2009.

Choat filed the motion in December 2010.

A February hearing on the matter was pushed off and Choat's attorney, William Schooley, wrote a letter to Matoesian March 17 asking the judge to set the matter on his next available date.

Matoesian is set to hear motions in the case at 9 a.m. on April 8.

Frances Choat sued the former Hopkins Goldenberg firm on behalf of her husband Marlin's estate.

The plaintiff claims that the Goldenberg firm did not handle her husband's asbestos-related claims properly.

The defendants have not filed a response to the Dec. 6, 2010 motion to enforce the settlement.

John Papa represents the defendants.

The case is Madison case number 05-L-718.

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