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Drew Peterson’s Lawyers Not Done Yet

 Posted on December 00, 0000 in Personal Injury

The former Bolingbrook police sergeant was found guilty last week of murdering his third wife Kathleen Salvo in 2004. After this defeat, as the Chicago Tribune reports, his sons have asked to be removed from the wrongful death lawsuit that has been filed on their behalf by their late mother’s estate. This request was followed by a request by Peterson’s counsel that the entire lawsuit be dismissed.

Kris Peterson went to the Will County Courthouse after his 18th birthday to file paperwork for the civil case. At that time, the murder trial for his father was just in its second week.

Thomas was allowed to be removed from the aforementioned civil case after his 18th birthday last year. Under current Illinois law, only the children or spouse of the victim can make claim in a wrongful death suit. This civil suit was pending until the criminal trial was concluded.

The attorney for Salvo’s estate, Martin Glink, is continuing to pursue the civil case and he has openly stated his speculation that the boys may have been pressured into withdrawing themselves from the case. Drew Peterson was arrested for his wife’s murder in 2009 and since then the your younger boys have been residing with the eldest Peterson son, Stephen, who is a child from a previous marriage.

The next hearing for the wrongful death suit is set for February and the lawyers for Salvo’s estate have until December to respond to the request for dismissal. Glink did state that the suit is likely to be further delayed by the appeals process in the murder case.

A wrongful death lawsuit or a person injury suit of any type has the potential to financially damaging. A suit of this type can also be damaging even if a criminal lawsuit is found in your favor. If you find yourself in this kind of situation, you need to ensure that you have an aggressive Chicago personal injury lawyer at your side.

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