Collage Hastert

The $1.8 million lawsuit against former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert (top photo) was back in court Friday morning as attorneys Kristi Browne (left in lower left photo), representing plaintiff James Doe and John Ellis (right in lower left photo), representing Hastert, argued in front of Judge Robert Pilmer (bottom right photo).  (Top photo from ABC News; bottom photos for WSPY by Jim Wyman)

In Kendall County Court in Yorkville Friday morning, Judge Robert Pilmer heard from attorney Kristi Browne regarding discovery evidence in the $1.8 million lawsuit by James Doe against former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Dennis Hastert.

Doe wrestled for Hastert some time between 1965 and 1981 when Hastert coached and taught at Yorkville High School.  

Between 2008 and 2010, Hastert paid Doe $1.7 million of a promised $3 million verbal contract, which required Doe to not reveal past sexual abuse by Hastert when Doe was a 14 year-old incoming freshman.  Hastert is counter-suing James Doe for the $1.7 million already paid.

Doe's attorney Browne filed a motion on February 8th for the court to impose sanctions against Hastert attorney John Ellis for failing to produce discovery evidence.

Browne outlined the problems to Judge Pilmer Friday morning in court.

Hastert's attorney Ellis blamed the U.S. Post Office for the problem of getting the discovery evidence to Browne.

Judge Pilmer then ordered the attorneys to meet to settle Browne's sanctions motion against Hastert's attorney Ellis.

The two attorneys met for about 15 minutes in a conference room outside the courtroom following FRiday morning's hearing.

Following that meeting, Hastert's attorney Ellis would not speak to WSPY News; however Kristi Browne told WSPY's Jim Wyman about the problems with the discovery evidence.

Illinois Pay to Play's web site has published James Doe's name.  Browne addressed that issue.

The attorneys in the Hastert lawsuit will be back in court next Friday at 10:00 a.m.  Judge Pilmer wants dates and schedules next Friday for clients who will be deposed.

The other lawsuit against Hastert filed by a former Yorkville School District student, Richard Doe, will also be in court next Friday.

Doe is suing Hastert for in excess of $50,000, claiming the former House Speaker sodomized Doe at the old Game Farm property in Yorkville in 1973 or 74 when Doe was nine or ten years old.