Michael W. Rae is suing the Dawg Haus Bar in New Douglas and its patron Jeffrey Giller over an altercation that happened last year resulting in serious injuries to Rae.

According to a lawsuit filed March 14 in Madison County Circuit Court, the Dawg Haus served alcoholic beverages to Giller on Nov. 17, 2006, which resulted in his intoxication.

"That plaintiff, and without provocation, was attacked, assaulted and battered by defendant Jeffrey Giller and that he, without warning, knocked plaintiff to the floor and kicked him several times, causing severe bodily and personal injury to plaintiff," the complaint states.

The four-count suit seeks in excess of $200,000 in damages.

Rae is represented by Michael P. Glisson of Williamson, Webster, Falb & Glisson of Alton.

Rae claims that he suffered fractured ribs, a severed spleen, a concussion and low back injuries causing him to incur pain and suffering and medical treatment and expenses. He also claims he has become disabled, has suffered a loss of normal life and lost wages.

Rae claims the Dawg Haus over-served alcohol to Giller, failed to provide adequate security and failed to protect him from Giller knowing that he was a danger.

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