A nursing home filed suit against the husband of a resident that it alleges failed to pay more than $150,000 for his deceased wife's care.

Community Care Center of Mascoutah doing business as Mar-Ka Nursing Home filed a lawsuit Dec. 8 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Burl Cason.

In its complaint, Mar-Ka says Burl Cason owes $150,273.83 for care and services provided to Eileen Cason, who was living at the nursing home.

"Defendant Burl Cason's failure to pay the amount due and owing is a material breach of his agreement with CCCM," the suit states.

In addition to the money it alleges it is owed, the nursing home seeks pre- and post-judgment interest, attorney fees, costs and other relief the court deems just. It also seeks a foreclosure on Burl Cason's home at 1304 Leona Drive in Fairview Heights.

Attorney Joel A. Kunin, of The Kunin Law Offices in Collinsville, will represent the nursing home.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 14-L-782.

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