YORKVILLE — A judge has ruled that a lawsuit filed by a sexual abuse victim against former U.S. House speaker Dennis Hastert can go forward.Kendall County Judge Robert Pilmer says the plaintiff established what was needed to allege “a claim for contract.” The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the judge filed his ruling Monday.Attorneys for Hastert had asked Pilmer to dismiss the lawsuit, which was brought in April by a man who contends Hastert owes him $1.8 million of the $3.5 million promised to
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The court has allowed the case to proceed against Hastert. This does not mean the man has won the case. He must prove that a contract was in place with Hastert to pay millions to keep his sexual abuse quiet. If the case goes forward the sordid details will come to light.