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Alton Village Inn Pancake House blamed for alleged bench collapse

By Michael Abella | Dec 1, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE — A customer is suing an Alton restaurant alleging she was injured when a broken bench collapsed.

Carolyn Hansel filed a complaint on Nov. 17 in the Madison County Circuit Court against CMD LLC, doing business as Alton Village Inn Pancake House, alleging the restaurant operator breached its duty to keep its premises in a safe condition.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Nov. 20, 2015, she was at the Alton Village Inn Pancake House and was injured when a bench collapsed.

The plaintiff alleges the defendant failed to repair the broken bench and failed to warn her of the dangerous condition.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant in an amount in excess of $50,000, plus costs of suit.

She is represented by Lanny Darr of Darr Law Offices Ltd. in Alton and Michael Sudekum of Mandel & Mandel in St. Louis.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-1590

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