Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 23, 2013, 12:02pm

Bi-State Development Agency has objected to an East St. Louis man’s request for production in a case that accuses Metro of being at fault for an assault that took place on one of its platforms.

Doing business as Metro, the agency filed its response to Elijah Miles’ request for production on Aug. 7.

“Defendant objects to these requests to the extent they are overbroad, unduly burdensome, and not relevant to the subject matter involved in the pending action or the claims and defenses of the parties," the response states.

The agency specifically objects to providing documents and materials such as photographs, medical records and reports.

Miles filed the lawsuit March 14, claiming he was assaulted while departing a train operated by the agency in March 2012.

According to Miles' complaint, passenger William Osborne “negligently and carelessly pushed, struck, shoved and/or pulled” Miles, causing him to fall at the Washington Park Metro platform.

Miles' suit claims Metro contributed to his injuries, saying it negligently failed to warn him of dangerous conditions and provide adequate security to protect the plaintiff from dangerous conditions.

He seeks a judgment of more than $150,000.

St. Clair County Circuit Judge Robert LeChien scheduled a case management conference for Nov. 13 at 9:30.

Don Cary Collins of Belleville represents Miles.

Terese A. Drew and Lilian Doan of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in St. Louis represent the agency, doing business as Metro.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 13-L-141

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