B&R Cavern owners sued over patron's injuries

Andrea Dearden Feb. 1, 2011, 3:18am

A Madison County man wants an East Alton bar to pay for his injuries after he was allegedly attacked by another man who had been drinking there.

Scott Parker filed a lawsuit Jan. 24 in Madison County Circuit Court against Dave & Judy's Inc., the owners of B & R Cavern.

According to the complaint, Joshua Murphy was drinking at B & R Cavern in March 2010. The suit claims that while intoxicated, Murphy allegedly attacked and punched Parker, breaking his jaw.

Parker claims Dave & Judy's violated Illinois' Dramshop Act. He contends the bar is negligent for not providing for its customer's safety.

Parker is asking for more than $100,000 in damages to compensate for his injuries, loss of income and court costs.

Attorneys S. Russell Meyer and Amy M. Meyer, of Alton, are representing Parker.

Madison County Circuit Court Case No. 11-L-69

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