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Patron files Dram Shop suit against Nick's Bar & Grill, alleging assault

By Robbie Hargett | Sep 24, 2015

Violence

A Granite City bar patron filed a Dram Shop suit over injuries he allegedly sustained in an assault at the establishment.

Dustin Cook filed a complaint on Sept. 8 in Madison County Circuit Court against Daniel Wolfe and Nick's Bar & Grill, alleging assault, negligence and violations of the Dram Shop provision.

According to the complaint, on Feb. 22 on the premises of Nick's Bar & Grill in Granite City, Wolfe violently assaulted Cook, hitting him with his fists and stabbing him, causing multiple injuries to Cook's head, neck and body.

The suit says Nick's Bar & Grill was negligent in failing to provide adequate security, failing to provide assistance to Cook when he was being attacked, for permitting Wolfe on the premises and selling Wolfe alcoholic beverages when it should have known he had violent tendencies.

The lawsuit states Wolfe had attacked a separate patron with a stun gun on the premises the day before the incident with Cook.

Cook seeks a judgment against each defendant of more than $50,000, plus costs of the suit. He is represented by Randall P. Steele of Steele Law Offices LLC in Glen Carbon.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 15-L-1159

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