Dram Shop lawsuit accuses Brewers Inc. of serving too much alcohol to motorcyclist

By The Madison County Record | May 5, 2015


A Granite City woman files a Dram Shop lawsuit against a Lebanon tavern for allegedly serving too much alcohol to a motorcyclist, who injured the plaintiff in a collision.

Nicole Maxwell of Granite City filed a lawsuit on April 16 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Brewers Inc. and its owners Yvonne L. Sellers and Yvonne L. Rohr, both of Summerfield, alleging negligenc.

According to the complaint, on April 19, 2014, Brewers Inc., at 227 W. St. Louis St., over-served alcohol to a customer named Aaron Bailey. The suit says Bailey became intoxicated on the premises, then lost control of his motorcycle while driving, striking a curb, sliding off the road and flipping several times, injuring Maxwell.

Maxwell claims severe external and internal injuries, including damage to her nervous system. The plaintiff claims pain and anguish, medical expenses, lost wages and earning capacity and invokes the Dram Shop Act.

Maxwell seeks judgment in an amount deemed appropriate by the court, plus attorney fees and costs. She is represented by attorney Patrick Johnston of Johnston Law Offices in Edwardsville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 15-L-217

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