A Jackson County judge has set April 17 and 18, 2013, as the trial date in the lawsuit between Bank of America and Rep. Emanuel Cleaver's car wash company, Cleaver Company LLC.
Judge Charles McKenzie entered the order Thursday.
The Bank has sued Cleaver's company for non-payment of a loan to purchase a car wash in Grandview, Mo. The bank says Cleaver and his wife Dianne have defaulted on loans now worth more than $1.5 million in principal, interest, and penalties in connection with the company.
The company has until Oct. 1 to provide a written answer to the bank's complaint.
Roughly 75% of the loan is guaranteed by the Small Business Administration. Taxpayers could be on the hook for more than $1 million if the loan goes into default without some payment or sale by Cleaver Co. LLC.