BELLEVILLE – An attorney's former client alleges her claim against the St. Clair County Coroner's Office was not filed in a timely manner.
Erin Hubbs filed a complaint on July 19 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Michele L. Berkel, alleging breach of contractual and fiduciary duties.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff contracted the defendant to represent her in a case against the St. Clair County Coroner's Office from the death of her husband. She alleges Berkel failed to file the claim before the statute of limitations expired.
The plaintiff seeks judgment against defendant for damages of more than $50,000, plus costs and any further remedy as the court deems appropriate.
She is represented by Gregory M. Tobin of Pratt & Tobin PC in East Alton.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-381