Man sues liquor store owners for violent attack

Steve Gonzalez Jan. 16, 2006, 3:52pm

One Stop Liquor Store in East St. Louis

A man who claims he was beaten unconscious by bat-wielding attackers who also are the owners of One Stop Liquor Store in East St. Louis, filed suit in St. Clair County Circuit Court Jan. 5.

Lately Thomas claims that on April 13, 2005, as he was walking toward the liquor store located on 6100 Forest Blvd., defendants, Nedal Mohommad, Eyad Mohommad and Rami Mohommad grabbed a baseball bat and a chair leg and beat him with their weapons and fists.

Seeking damages in excess of $100,000, Thomas claims the men consumed alcoholic beverages from the liquor store before the violent attack.

He claims the unjustified attack caused severe, permanent and progressive injuries to his head and leg.

According to Thomas, he also suffered psychological and physical injuries which caused a disability, loss of a normal life, disfigurement, pain and suffering and medical expenses.

He is represented by Benjamin Goldenhersh of Belleville.

"This complaint does not seek a prayer for relief seeking punitive damages, however, Thomas reserves his right to amend this complaint after a pretrial motion and after a hearing before the court to include an additional count for punitive damages," the complaint states.

06 L 13 (20th Circuit)

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