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Our Place sued over alleged Dram Shop liability following parking lot accident

By Robbie Hargett | Sep 24, 2015


A man filed a Dram Shop suit against an Edwardsville establishment for allegedly serving a patron alcohol before he caused a vehicle collision.

Christopher Anderson filed a complaint on Sept. 4 in Madison County Circuit Court against Our Place LLC, alleging dram shop liability.

On Sept. 21, 2014, the complaint states, Our Place in Edwardsville sold Timothy Gillespie alcoholic beverages that caused him to become visibly intoxicated.

When he got into his vehicle in the Our Place parking lot, Anderson stood next to the vehicle and tried to discourage him from driving while intoxicated. At this time, the complaint states, Gillespie backed up his vehicle, causing the interior of the driver's side door to strike Anderson and knock him to the ground. Gillespie's vehicle then ran over the right side of Anderson's body, backed into another vehicle and fled the scene.

The complaint states Our Place's conduct was negligent and showed a conscious disregard for the safety of others.

Anderson seeks a judgment of more than $50,000, plus costs of the suit. He is represented by John L. Wilbers of the Wilbers Law Firm LLC in Clayton, Mo.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 15-L-1149

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