A Roxana rear-end accident case set for trial this morning has been continued.

Attorney James Gorman filed for the continuance of the case brought by plaintiffs Anthony Harvey and Amber Sanders Feb. 28 citing his recent appearance in the case and time needed to review the case file.

The plaintiffs' former attorney, Richard Reed, withdrew from the suit Feb. 4.

The plaintiffs are suing Chirsoula Siampos for allegedly rear-ending the car they were driving in on March 1, 2009 on Interstate 255 in Roxana and injuring them.

Siampos denies the claims.

The suit was set to begin trial at 9 a.m. today.

The plaintiffs allege that Siampos did not keep her car under control and that she was following them too closely when the accident occurred.

The suit seeks damages in excess of $50,000 and other relief.
Reed had helmed the case since its 2009 filing.

However, he filed to withdraw as the plaintiffs' attorney Jan. 28.
That meant the Jan. 31 trial of the case was continued to March 7.

In the withdrawal move, Reed cited his discharge from representing his clients.

He said there had been "a breakdown in communication," and that "Plaintiffs have expressed dissatisfaction with this firm."

Madison County Chief Judge Ann Callis allowed the withdrawal shortly after.

Deborah Bell Yates represents Siampos.

The case is Madison case number 09-L-1181.

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