Two lawsuits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court on Jan. 28 blaming Beer Barrel Pub in Godfrey and its patrons for alleged attacks on June 15.


Steve Kelley claims he suffered a fractured bone beneath his eye due to the attack provoked by Alan L. Cox Jr. and Cody J. Elfgken.


In his complaint, Kelley alleges he was visiting the bar at 205 Montclair Ave. when Cox and Elfgken used their fists to hit him in the face, knocking him unconscious.

Because of the incident, Kelley suffered a fracture below his eye, experienced great bodily pain and was temporarily and permanently injured, disabled and disfigured, the suit states. He also incurred medical costs, experienced pain and suffering, endured disfigurement, lost his enjoyment of life and lost wages, according to the complaint.

Kelley blames the pub for causing his injuries, saying it improperly controlled its establishment, allowed its patrons to use excessive force against him, allowed patrons to leave the building with alcoholic beverages, allowed its patrons to strike Kelley with a beer bottle and failed to notify the police of a disturbance.

Kelley is seeking a judgment of more than $400,000.

A man is claiming to have suffered various injuries, including a fractured bone, when patrons at a Godfrey bar attacked him.

In a separate suit, Don Seals claims he suffered a fractured bone at the bar at the hands of Cox and Elfgken. He claims Cox and Elfgken used their fists to hit him in the face, knocking him unconscious.

Seals experienced great bodily pain and was temporarily and permanently injured, disabled and disfigured, the suit states. He also incurred medical costs, experienced pain and suffering, endured disfigurement, lost their enjoyment of life and lost wages, the complaint says.

Seals partially blames the pub for causing their injuries, saying it improperly controlled its establishment, allowed its patrons to use excessive force against them, allowed patrons to leave the building with alcoholic beverages, allowed its patrons to strike Seals with a beer bottle and failed to notify the police of a disturbance.

Seals is seeking $400,000 in damages.

Both men are being represented by Michael R. Wesley.

Seals: Madison County Circuit Court case number 14-L-146.

KelleyMadison County Circuit Court case number 14-L-147.

 

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