Status conference scheduled in Pink Slip shooting case

By Amelia Flood | Apr 19, 2011

A status conference is set for Thursday in a suit over a shooting that took place in 2009 at the Pink Slip Exotic Club.

Plaintiff Amos Blanchard is suing the estate of Madison Garrett, the deceased owner of the East St. Louis club, for damages in excess of $150,000 and other relief.

Blanchard claims that Garrett, as owner of the club, negligently allowed a fellow patron, Michael Mccallum, to bring a gun into the Pink Slip.

Mccallum then allegedly shot and injured Blanchard.

The suit contends that the club did not properly screen Mccallum for weapons and that it allowed him to become intoxicated.

The defendant denies negligence in the 2009 shooting.

It counters that Blanchard was intoxicated himself and that he provoked the confrontation that led to the shooting.

The bar and Medora Garrett are also named as defendants.

B. Jay Dowling represents Blanchard.

Jarrod Beasley represents the defense.

The state conference is set to begin at 9 a.m.

St. Clair County Circuit Judge Lloyd Cueto presides.

The case is St. Clair case number 10-L-407.

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