Patricia Blagojevich and Richard Roberts Resolve Defamation Action Filed by the Former First Lady

Litigation brought against Chicago Christian Industrial League Director Comes to an End

Jun 21, 2010, 14:18 ET from Edelson McGuire, LLC from ,Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

CHICAGO, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Former Illinois first lady Patricia Blagojevich has agreed to dismiss her lawsuit against former director of the Chicago Christian Industrial League, Richard Roberts, pursuant to a confidential settlement agreement. On October 1, 2009, Blagojevich filed suit against Roberts in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois alleging defamation. Roberts has at all times denied any wrongdoing.  The specific terms of the settlement are confidential.

Blagojevich was represented in the lawsuit by attorneys Jay Edelson, Rafey S. Balabanian and Sarah E. Davenport of Edelson McGuire, LLC.  Roberts was represented by attorneys James A. Klenk and Tiffany L. Wohlfeil of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP.

Media Contacts:

Media Contacts:

James Klenk (312) 876-8062

Jay Edelson (312) 589-6375

Tiffany Wohlfeil (312) 876-2509

SOURCE Edelson McGuire, LLC; Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP