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A man who suffered personal injuries as a result of being shot while visiting a bar in Belleville, Illinois has filed suit against the business.
According to the suit he filed on January 26 in Illinois’ St. Clair County Circuit Court, Jared Hawkins was a patron at Blackmon’s on December 25 when another man, who was intoxicated from beverages he had been served at the establishment, attacked and shot him just after 3 a.m.
Hawkins claims that the attack caused him to incur medical bills and experience severe injury, pain, disfigurement, and lost enjoyment of life.
The suit claims that Johnnie Blackmon, the owner of the business, owned several other area nightclubs and should have been aware of other instances of violence in the area.
The suit alleges negligence on the part of Blackmon for failure to provide adequate security personnel, violation of several municipal safety ordinances, failure to properly train security staff, and failure to provide reasonable security through allowing a patron to bring a gun through metal detectors.
Hawkins seeks damages in excess of $100,000, plus costs, from the two-count suit.
A man has filed suit after suffering personal injuries when a man who was allegedly intoxicated struck him while walking down a sidewalk.
According to the suit he filed on January 13 in Illinois’ Madison County Circuit Court, Nathan J. Porter was walking down an Alton, Illinois sidewalk on June 8 when he was struck by Kaleb D. Ball.
According to the suit, Ball, who was allegedly intoxicated, had purchased alcohol from Tony Lounge. The suit names both Ball and the bar as defendants.
Porter claims that the incident caused him to sustain personal injuries that were serious, permanent, and disabling in addition to suffering pain and incurring medical expenses.
Porter seeks damages in excess of $250,000, plus costs, from the five-count suit.
A man alleging that he sustained personal injuries in a fight with an intoxicated man has filed suit against the bar that allegedly served the alcohol to the drunken person.
According to the suit he filed on January 9 in Illinois’ Madison County Circuit Court, Lawrence R. Militello alleges that a man, whose name he does not know, assaulted him on February 26, 2007 after consuming alcoholic liquors obtained from Sparky’s 397 Pub.
The suit claims that the alcohol he consumed led to the man’s impairment and intoxication. During that intoxication and impairment, the man assaulted Militello.
Militello claims that because of the fight, he was caused serious and permanent bodily injured which resulted in pain and suffering, disability, medical costs, and inability to pursue natural pursuits of life. He seeks damages in excess of $50,000.