A man has filed suit against the bouncer who he claims slapped him across the face while he was visiting a club.
Bobby E. Barlow claims he was trying to visit the bar Daddie-O’s Nite Out on Jan. 8, 2012, when defendant William W. Walker, who was a bouncer at the establishment, failed to allow Barlow into the bar and struck Barlow in the face with his fist.
Before the incident, Walker had consumed alcoholic beverages, which had caused his intoxication, leading to the alleged assault, according to the complaint filed Jan. 4 in Madison County Circuit Court.
Because of the attack, Barlow sustained injuries, experienced pain and suffering, incurred medical costs and lost wages, the suit states.
In addition to Walker, Barlow names Daddie-O’s Nite Out and its owners and liquor licensees, the Richard L. Campbell Trust, Richard L. Campbell and Brian Campbell, as defendants. He says they improperly managed the premises by allowing a person with a violent history to work as a bouncer, by allowing Walker to work in a position with known friction despite his background, by allowing Walker to use excessive force against Barlow and by failing to properly supervise their employees, among other negligent acts.
In his five-count complaint, Barlow is seeking a judgment not to exceed the statutory limits of Madison County Circuit Court, plus a judgment of more than $200,000, costs and other relief the court deems just.
Edward W. Unsell and Fred P. Schuman of the Law Offices of Edward W. Unsell in East Alton will be representing him.
Madison County Circuit Court case number: 13-L-22.
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