Martin’s Pub in Granite City will try to dismiss two cases that were filed against the bar on May 16 during a hearing in Madison County Circuit Court Oct. 24.
Attorney Thomas Hildebrand of Granite City filed suit on behalf of Brandy Moerlien and Richard Dawson who allege they sustained injuries after being attacked at the bar.
Dawson claims that on Dec. 12, 2003, Martin’s failed to prevent rowdy and unruly people from entering the bar. As a result, he was attacked, beaten and has suffered extreme physical and mental anguish.
He claims Martin’s failed to warn him of the presence of violent people in the tavern, failed to take steps to prevent the alleged assault and failed to contact the police to prevent the assault.
His case is assigned to Circuit Judge George Moran.
Moerlien, claims she was attacked by another patron while dancing on the bar on May 16, 2003. The suit states that she was "encouraged" to dance atop the bar.
She alleges that injuries sustained throughout her body are permanent and progressive and she claims she suffered extreme mental and physical anguish, medical expenses, disfigurement and lost income.
According to the suit, she was "scared."
Her case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Daniel Stack.
John Cunningham of Brown and James of Belleville represents Martin’s Pub.