Miss Kitty's named in personal injury suit

By Kelly Holleran | May 23, 2011

A Washington Park bar is named as a defendant in a lawsuit a man filed after he claims to have sustained injuries from an intoxicated driver.

Jonathan Powers claims he was a patron at defendant Miss Kitty's, owned by defendant Gail Allen, on May 15, 2010, when he sustained permanent injuries after a fellow unknown patron referred to only as "APG" was allowed to drive.

"The said intoxicating liquors caused the intoxication of APG and, while in said condition of said intoxication, and caused by said intoxication, APG negligently operated his automobile and greatly injured Plaintiff Powers," the suit filed April 13 in St. Clair County Circuit Court states.

Powers does not specify how he was injured. He does say that he endured pain and suffering because of the incident. In addition, Powers incurred medical costs, lost wages because of time away from his employment and can no longer attend to his usual duties for an extended period of time, according to the complaint.

Allen negligently failed to supervise the parking lot, failed to warn Powers of the dangerous condition in her parking lot and failed to train security guards working in the parking lot to protect her patrons, the complaint says.

In his four-count suit, Powers seeks a judgment of more than $200,000, plus costs and other relief the court deems just.

Mark C. Scoggins, Clay B. St. Clair and Anthony P. Gilbreth of Crowder and Scoggins in Columbia will be representing him.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 11-L-196.

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