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St. Clair woman sues man, Knights of Columbus, alleging assault

By Robbie Hargett | Aug 31, 2015


A St. Clair woman is suing an Illinois man and the Knights of Columbus, alleging assault and battery in an incident on K of C premises in Cahokia.

Amy Agnew filed a lawsuit on Aug. 14 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Scott Lindhorst, and Knights of Cahokia Inc., doing business as Knights of Columbus Hall No. 4596, alleging assault, battery and negligence.

According to the complaint, on May 31 at the Knights of Columbus Hall No. 4596, 100 E. 5th St. Cahokia, Lindhorst physically assaulted and battered Agnew without cause or provocation. As a result of the assault, the suit says, Agnew suffered serious and significant injuries, including a fractured nose, jaw and teeth problems, head and face injury and scarring, headaches and internal organ injuries.

The lawsuit states Agnew has incurred and will incur substantial medical expenses and has suffered great pain, mental anguish, permanent disabilities and loss of normal life as a result of the injuries.

The complaint alleges the Knights of Columbus is also guilty of negligence in allowing Lindhorst to remain on the premises when it knew or should have known he posed a danger to patrons.

Agnew seeks more than $50,000 against each defendant, plus costs of the suit. She is represented by attorney Steven E. Katzman of Katzman & Sudgen in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 15-L-456.

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