Defendant David Tarrant has been ordered to answer a lawsuit filed against him by Robert Dorman of Collinsville who claims Tarrant caused him to lose membership in a club and to lose a portion of land he partially owned.

Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge was assigned to the case on Oct. 31.

A summons for Tarrant was filed Nov. 7.

Dorman alleges he was a member of the Collinsville Recreation Club before defendant Tarrant allegedly began rumors about him.

As a member of the 125-person club, Dorman was allowed 125th interest in the equity of the corporation's assets, according to the complaint filed last month.

Members of the Collinsville Recreation Club can lose their position by a majority vote against them, the complaint says.

Dorman claims Tarrant caused him to lose his membership by alleging false statements against him. Tarrant's statements were not true and were uttered in an attempt to cause Dorman to lose his membership in the club, according to the complaint.

Dorman is represented by William L. Berry of William Berry and Associates in Collinsville.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 11-L-1118.

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