The settlement agreement hearing in the $1.8 million lawsuit filed by James Doe against former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Dennis Hastert has been postponed until Thursday.
Doe's attorney Kristi Browne and Hastert's attorney John Ellis appeared in front of Judge Robert Pilmer via Zoom Monday morning in Kendall County Court.
The out-of-court settlement in the case was tentatively agreed to on Sept. 15.
On Monday morning Judge Pilmer had this exchange with Ellis and Browne.
The lawsuit has been in the court system since April 25, 2016.
Hastert paid Doe, one of his former wrestlers at Yorkville H.S., $1.7 million between 2010 and 2014, and Doe sought the rest of the promised $3.5 million. The lawsuit is a breach of contract matter.
Hastert taught in Yorkville from 1965 until 1981 before going into politics and being appointed to the state legislature and later to Congress
The attorneys were supposed to have a written settlement agreement prepared for Judge Pilmer by last Friday.