Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder allowed Edwardsville attorney David Fahrenkamp's motion for an extension of time to file responsive pleadings, granting him until Jan. 3 to respond.

According to a complaint filed Aug. 16, Alexis Nichols, formerly known as Alexis Brueggeman, claims Fahrenkamp, doing business as Fahrenkamp Law Offices, was appointed guardian ad litem of her after she won money following a collision occurring when she was a minor.

Part of his duties as guardian was to protect Nichols’ money, the suit states. However, during his appointed time as guardian ad litem, Nichols’ mother was allowed to withdraw money from the account that held the funds Nichols was awarded following the vehicle collision.

The defendant filed his motion for additional time on Sept. 30.

Nichols seeks an unspecified judgment exceeding the minimum jurisdictional limit of Madison County Circuit Court.

Crowder scheduled a case management conference for Feb. 26 at 9 a.m.

Charles W. Armbruster III and Michael T. Blotevogel of Armbruster, Dripps, Winterscheidt & Blotevogel in Alton represents the plaintiffs.

The defendant is acting pro se.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 13-L-1395

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