St. Clair County Circuit Judge Robert LeChien on Dec. 5 set  deadlines in a lawsuit filed by a handyman against the owner of the home he was working on.

William Bach is being sued by Howard Mister who claims he was working as a handyman at Bach’s home in Belleville on Dec. 22, 2009, when a garage door allegedly fell on him.

LeChien set a trial for March 25. The parties are scheduled to complete the discovery process by Feb. 25. A trial management conference is set for March 7.

Mister claims he suffered severe injuries and experienced physical and mental anguish as a result of the incident, according to the complaint filed Dec. 15, 2011

In his defense, Bach claims Mister allegedly failed to maintain a proper lookout or observe areas obvious to the human eye.

Mister seeks a judgment of more than $50,000. He is represented by Jeanne L. AuBuchon in Belleville.

Bach is represented by David O. Hesi of St. Louis.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 11-L-686.

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