Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 23, 2015, 1:47pm

Iron Order Motorcycle Club and its owner deny the allegations in a complaint alleging a woman was injured when several club members swung a paddle at her.

In her Nov. 26 complaint, Dawn N. Voss alleges she was participating in a social gathering at defendant Iron Order Motorcycle Club in Collinsville on Nov. 27, 2012, when numerous members swung a wooden paddle at her, causing her injuries. Many of the members were intoxicated at the time, the suit states.

As a result of the incident, Voss claims she became sick, sore, lame and disordered; suffered extensive injuries to her wrist, arm and body; and lost her earning capacity, the suit states. She also claims she experienced pain and suffering, incurred medical costs, endured disability and disfigurement and lost wages.

In addition to the motorcycle club, Voss names its owner, Randy Frantz, as a defendant. She claims he knew numerous members would act in a belligerent manner and could cause her harm.

The defendants denied the allegations in their Jan. 28 answer, arguing that any alleged damages are the result of negligence by the plaintiff or additional parties whom the defendants had no control over.

Voss seeks a judgment of more than $150,000, plus costs and other relief the court deems just.

Circuit Judge Andreas Matoesian scheduled a case management conference for May 27 at 9 a.m.

Robert Bas of Bas Law Office in Edwardsville represents Voss.

Esfand Y. Nafisi of Whitfield Bryson & Mason in Washington, D.C. represents the defendants.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 14-L-1634

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