MADISON CO, IL. (ECWd) -
Rob Dorman and Doug Hulme have filed a lawsuit in Madison County Circuit Court naming the Cities of Edwardsville, Alton, Granite City, and Collinsville as Defendants for their part in the Madison County Public Corruption Task Force as respondeat superior ("let the master answer", or, the employer is responsible for the employee).
Plaintiffs are seeking damages in excess of $100,000.00.
From the Complaint:
- At all relevant times herein, the plaintiffs and each of them had a valid and enforceable employment contract with Madison County, Illinois, an Illinois municipal corporation.
- The conduct complained of herein was committed by Madison County deputy sheriffs who were members of a public corruption task force which was made up of sheriff’s deputies employed by Madison County but who also were agents and employees of the defendants herein, each of which contributed to their pay and in part directed their conduct and therefore Defendants are legally responsible for the conduct of said deputies under the doctrine of respondeat superior.
- Defendants, by one or more of said agents and employees, intentionally and unjustifiably induced a breach of said employment contracts by specifically calling for the termination of each plaintiff’s employment and by making false and unsupported accusations of improper conduct and in some cases alleged criminal misconduct.
- As a result of the foregoing, the Defendants and each of them have become liable to the plaintiffs for the tortious interference with plaintiffs’ employment contract with Madison County.
- Defendants, by one or more of said agents and employees, intentionally and unjustifiably induced A termination of each plaintiff’s employment by making false and unsupported accusations of improper conduct and in some cases alleged criminal misconduct.
- The basis of the termination of Plaintiffs’ employment was the fact that Plaintiffs had discovered improper and/or
illegal conduct on the part of various Madison County officials, a basis which is improper as a whistleblower or retaliatory discharge of the Plaintiffs.
Read it below (Editor's note: the year-date of termination on pages 2 and 5 should be 2020, not 2021).