Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Apr. 6, 2015, 3:02pm

Pop’s Saloon in East St. Louis denies the allegations in a Dram Shop lawsuit alleging it served a customer too much alcohol, causing him to attack another patron.

Dustin Walter filed his Dec. 4 lawsuit against Pop’s Saloon and Music, which is owned by Mega Leasing Corporation Inc.

According to the complaint, Walter was in Pop’s Saloon on Oct. 28 when patron Jacob Maupin allegedly struck him without any provocation. Walter claims Pop’s Saloon served a large quantity of alcohol to Maupin, violating the Dram Shop Act.

The suit states that Walter received severe injuries to the face, neck, head and jaw. He also claims he missed a significant amount of working days and will miss days in the future due to injuries sustained while in Pop’s Saloon, the suit states.

The defendant denied the allegations in its Dec. 18 answer.

Walter seeks a judgment exceeding $50,000 for her alleged injuries.

Circuit Judge Robert LeChien scheduled a case management conference for April 13 at 9:30 a.m.

Steven E. Katzman of Katzman & Sugden in Bellleville represents Walter.

Michael B. Constance of Joley, Oliver & Beasley in Belleville represents the defendant.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 14-L-775

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