Woman's case against 'other woman' continues in St. Clair County

By Christina Stueve Hodges | Sep 26, 2012

St. Clair County Circuit Judge Robert Le Chien on Sept. 19 continued a status conference in a Cahokia woman's case against a Florida woman for allegedly interfering with her 48-year marriage.

Le Chien wrote the case was continued for status, due to the unavailability of the defendant's counsel.

Arlene Totra filed suit against Brenda Hannon of St. Augustine, Fla. on June 6 in St. Clair County Circuit Court, claiming her husband, Robert Totra, left their marital home June 8, 2010, to live with Hannon in Florida.

She claims Hannon encouraged and enticed her husband to abandon his relationship with her.

Hannon's attorney, David Fahrenkamp of Edwardsville, filed a motion to dismiss Aug. 28, stating that Totra filed an unverified complaint against Hannon.

Fahrenkamp's motion also stated the complaint is neither well grounded in fact nor warranted by existing law.

"There is not, nor has there ever been a 'sexual relationship' between the defendant and Robert Totra," the motion states.

"The defendant neither sought nor encouraged a sexual relationship with Robert Totra; furthermore, she never pursued a relationship with Robert Totra. Plaintiff recklessly made this allegation in bad faith.

"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.

The Totras were married June 20, 1964, the suit states.

Arlene Totra claims she has lost consortium, services, income, assets, affection and present and future support of her husband, valued at more than $50,000.

Belleville attorney Rhonda D. Fiss represents Arlene Totra.

St. Clair County case number 12-L-306

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