Husband Signed Wife's Consolidating Loans Because the Bank Made Him Believe That He Was Responsible

In Herget National Bank of Pekin v. Theede, 181 Ill. App. 3d 1053, 1057, 537 N.E.2d 1109, 130 Ill. Dec. 780 (1989), the bank obtained a judgment against a defendant after he ceased making payments on a note that he signed consolidating loans that were made to his wife. This court found that defendant established a prima facie case of economic duress and was entitled to a hearing in support, because he signed the note after the bank led him to believe, falsely, that he was responsible for the loans made to his wife. Herget 181 Ill. App. 3d at 1057.