Plaintiff drops dram shop suit against Luna Cafe

By Amelia Flood | Oct 26, 2010


A woman who claimed the Luna Cafe in Granite City violated the state's dram shop laws when it served a woman she fought with three years ago, has dropped her suit.

The dram shop suit brought by plaintiff Donna Dioneda was set for trial Monday at 9 a.m.

Dioneda sued Luna Properties II Inc. doing business as the Luna Cafe and its owner Larry Wofford as well as Trish Bickell for damages in excess of $50,000 and costs.

In her suit, Dioneda claimed the cafe sold Bickell alcohol, leaving her legally intoxicated.

Bickell then fought with Dioneda injuring her.

The cafe and Wofford denied the claims and countered that Dioneda did not exercise reasonable care by getting into the argument that led to the fight and alleged injuries.

Dioneda filed to dismiss her suit without prejudice Oct. 13.

Madison County Circuit Judge Ann Callis oversees the case.

Laura Cole represents Dioneda.

The defendants are represented by Robert Burke.

The case is Madison case number 08-L-293.

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