Cliffside Inn sued for beer bottle injury

Steve Gonzalez May 5, 2005, 7:12am

Cliffside Inn

After an unknown male with a goatee and pony tail struck him in the face with a beer bottle, Edward Bland filed a personal injury lawsuit against the Cliffside Inn of Godfrey.

“An unidentified white male in his forties, six feet tall, 220 pounds, with a goatee, long reddish brown hair in a pony tail, wearing a black t-shirt, blue jeans and black leather vest” became intoxicated and struck him in the face with a beer bottle on June 2, 2004, Bland claims.

Bland filed suit against the tavern and its landlord on May 4 in Madison County Circuit Court for permanent injuries he allegedly sustained in the incident.

According to the complaint, Bland suffered severe and permanent injuries to his body, including facial scars, great pain of the body and mind, numerous medical expenses in an attempt to be cured of his injuries, lost wages, and was unable to attend to his ordinary affairs of life.

Bland claims the owner of Cliffside, Harvey Hicks, failed to take any steps to protect him, failed to warn him the white male was acting in an aggressive manner, and failed to remove the white male from the bar.

Bland is represented by David Hesi of Wiseman, Hesi, Mormino, Hubbs, Velloff, Edmonds, & Snider of East Alton. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Andy Matoesian.

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