Singer injured by beer bottle sues taverns

Steve Gonzalez Apr. 28, 2005, 12:09pm

A singer who was struck in the face by a beer bottle filed suit against two Worden taverns on April 27 in Madison County Circuit Court.

Cheryl Watts is seeking in excess of $250,000 from the Idle Hour Café and the Yellow Dog Saloon for injuries she sustained while working as an independent contractor for Yellow Dog.

According to the complaint, while Watts was singing on May 1, 2004, a fight erupted. Watts claims an intoxicated person through a beer bottle, striking her in the face.

Watts, who says Yellow Dog failed to maintain its establishment in a safe condition, suffered trauma and disfigurement to her head and face.

She has also incurred medical costs, pain and suffering, emotional distress and loss of a normal life.

Idle Hour Café is accused of providing too much alcohol to their patrons who later came to Yellow Dog.

Watts is represented by Leslie Wood of Alton. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge George Moran.

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