URBANA — The owner of a local consulting firm has filed suit against the mayor of Champaign seeking more than $3,000.
On Wednesday, Do Good Consulting, whose owner is former Urbana alderwoman Laura Huth, filed a small claims case in Champaign County Circuit Court alleging that Don Gerard breached a contract.
A docket entry in the court case says the consulting firm is seeking damages of $3,233.75 from Gerard.
On Oct. 25, Huth asked a judge to issue an emergency order of protection against Gerard, which the judge declined to do. Attorneys for both Gerard and Huth agreed to continue the date for a hearing on a plenary order but no date has been set.
In the petition for the order of protection, Huth alleged that Gerard, with whom she had a personal relationship between April 2011 and July 2012, owed her money for consulting work she did for him.
Bruce Ratcliffe, who was representing Gerard in the order of protection case, said Gerard had not contacted him about the small claims case.
Michael Antoline, the attorney who filed the small claims case for Huth, could not be reached for comment Friday.