Suit claims brother stole money from father's estate

By Kelly Holleran | May 15, 2013

The son of a recently deceased man claims his deceased brother stole settlement money that was owed to him following their father’s death.

George LaMae filed a lawsuit May 3 in Madison County Circuit Court against the estate of Robert Lee LaMae Jr.

George LaMae claims his brother, Robert Lee LaMae Jr., stole settlement funds owed to George LaMae from Jan. 10, 2011, through Feb. 14, 2011. Robert Lee LaMae Jr. took the money following his father’s death, according to the complaint.

“The aforesaid breach of his fiduciary duty to plaintiff proximately caused damages of more than $50,000 to George LaMae,” the suit states.

In addition to the money he claims he is owed, George LaMae is seeking costs.

The current complaint is the second suit George LaMae has filed against his brother’s estate. In his first lawsuit, George LaMae says his brother deposited money from an asbestos settlement into his own account without his permission.

Joseph R. Brown Jr. of Lucco, Brown, Threlkeld and Dawson in Edwardsville represented him in both lawsuits.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 13-L-699.

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