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Patron sues Big Muddy Pub following bar brawl

By Molly English-Bowers | Mar 17, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE – A woman claims she was injured when an intoxicated bar patron allegedly assaulted her.

Carolyn K. Sanders filed the lawsuit March 4 in Madison County Circuit Court against Big Muddy Pub, Christopher Wade Keidel and Joel C. Bromaghim, alleging violation of the Dram Shop Act and other charges.


According to the complaint, on May 18, 2015, Sanders was attempting to leave Big Muddy when, Keidel allegedly struck the plaintiff with his fists after becoming intoxicated. The complaint alleges if Keidel had not be intoxicated, he would not have struck the plaintiff.

Sanders says she suffered a concussion in the assault.

She is suing Keidel for battery.

She is also suing Bromaghim, a law enforcement officer, for failing to assisting the plaintiff and for allegedly arresting her instead.

Sanders seeks more than $50,000, plus attorney fees and court costs. She is represented by attorney Thomas G. Maag of the Maag Law Firm LLC in Wood River.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-302

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