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Woman seeks default judgment in lawsuit over real estate deal

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Dec 21, 2015

A Madison County woman is asking the court for default judgment in a suit alleging a botched real estate deal.

Sabrina R. Randolph filed her lawsuit on Sept. 15 against Bruce E. Postel.

According to the complaint, Randolph claims Postel agreed to take over some real estate she owned with her sisters and to secure a loan on the home for purposes of satisfying all past due real-estate taxes.

However, the plaintiff alleges Postel then sold the home below market value and denied Randolph any compensation for the sale.

Then on Nov. 25, Randolph filed a motion for default judgment and a hearing on damages set on the next available docket. She argues that Postel had until Nov. 12 to answer or plead in the case, but he failed to do so. She now asks for default judgment.

Randolph seeks damages in excess of $50,000, plus punitive damages, attorney’s fees, costs of the suit and any other relief the court deems just.

The plaintiff is represented by Joseph C. Rathert of East Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 15-L-1185

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