DuPage Col. (ECWd) -
The Federal Courts acted on motions in the Robert Breuder civil case against the College of Dupage today and issued a Motion Order found here.
"Plaintiffs claim for tortious interference with contract (Count V) is dismissed with prejudice. Plaintiffs claim for defamation stemming from statements made by Individual Defendants at Board meetings (in Count VI) and Plaintiffs conspiracy claim stemming from Individual Defendants involvement in tortious interference with contract and defamation relating to statements made at Board meetings (in Count III) are also dismissed with prejudice."
Those particular items could be significant from a negotiating standpoint in the event of any settlement discussions. Those particular dismissals weakened Breuder's negotiating power. Breuder has basically been given the boot out the door on his claim of tortious interference with his contract, as it was dismissed with prejudice, in relation to the defendants in their individual capacity. It appears all of Count V was dismissed, along with significant elements of Counts III and IV.
A status hearing for this case has been scheduled for March 30th, 2017 at 9:00 AM