Belleville attorney Rhonda Fiss filed a notice of hearing Nov. 28 in a case against a Florida woman for allegedly interfering with a Cahokia woman's 48-year-marriage.
St. Clair County Judge Jan Fiss, unrelated to Rhonda Fiss, continued a status conference last month due to the unavailability of defense counsel.
Rhonda Fiss, who represents plaintiff Arlene Totra, sent the new notice of hearing to defense attorney David Faherenkamp, stating that if he fails to appear, a default order may be entered against him.
According to a docket entry in the case, a status hearing is set Feb. 11, 2013.
In June, Totra sued Brenda Hannon of St. Augustine, Fla. claiming her husband, Robert Totra, left their marital home June 8, 2010, to live with Hannon in Florida.
Totra claims Hannon encouraged and enticed her husband to abandon his relationship with her.
Fahrenkamp, of Edwardsville, filed a motion to dismiss Aug. 28, stating Totra filed an unverified complaint against Hannon.
“Plaintiff knew at the time of pleading that Defendant could not have interfered with her relationship with Robert Totra, because they had no relationship of love and affection at the time she alleged these acts to have occurred,” according to Fahrenkamp.
The Totras were married June 20, 1964, the suit states.
Arlene Totra claims she lost consortium, services, income, assets, affection and present and future support of her husband, valued at more than $50,000.
St. Clair County case number 12-L-306