Hylla orders Jones to supplement discovery responses, moves trial date in breach of contract suit against Wood River

Amelia Flood Apr. 6, 2011, 12:58am


Former real estate developer Rick Jones has been ordered to add to discovery responses requested by the City of Wood River in a 2009 breach of contract suit Jones filed against the city.

Madison County Circuit Judge David Hylla signed an order March 25 ordering Jones to produce supplemental documents related to answers he gave to the city's interrogatories.

Wood River had argued that the responses Jones provided were incomplete.

Jones was a prominent real estate mogul until he pled guilty to federal tax evasion charges and was sentenced to an 18 month term in prison.

Jones is suing the city for allegedly failing to hold up its end of a real estate deal and is seeking damages in excess of $50,000 and other relief in the suit.

Wood River has a counterclaim against Jones alleging that he didn't hold up his end of the land bargain.

According to Hylla's order, Jones has until April 15 to add to his answers.

Hylla's March 25 order also struck the suit's Oct. 17 trial date and moved the parties' date with a jury to February 2012.

The Wood River suit was one of two breach of contract cases he filed in 2009.

Jones won a default judgment in the second the pair from a home owner who failed to go through with the purchase of a home in one of his developments.

Robert Bassett represents Jones.

Daniel Nester represents Wood River.

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

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