A mother and daughter blaming a Belleville roller skating rink for an alleged raped in a dark parking lot seek to strike the rink’s objections to interrogatories, saying the defendant only responded to some of them.
According to the complaint filed April 8, the girl, identified as Jane Doe, was allegedly leaving Fun Spot Skating on March 24, 2012, when she claims she was attacked and raped.
The plaintiffs moved for the court to strike Fun Spot's objections to the interrogatories filed on July 25. They also wish for the defendant to be ordered to answer all 31 interrogatories.
According to the plaintiff's motion filed Sept. 27, the defendants were to answer or object to the interrogatories by Aug. 2. The defendant did eventually object to 13 of the interrogatories, but the remaining 18 went unanswered. And those that were objected to were allegedly not sworn to nor answered by an officer of the corporation, as required, the motion states.
Fun Spot is blamed for increasing the risk of harm to patrons by failing to provide adequate lighting during darkness and failing to regularly employ security guards.
Doe’s mother filed the suit on behalf of her daughter and seeks a judgment of more than $50,000.
Charles H. Stegmeyer of Stegmeyer & Stegmeyer in Belleville represents the plaintiffs.
No attorney has been identified for the defendant.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 13-L-189