Style of Case: Michael Rae vs. The Dawg Haus Bar, Inc.
Client: The Dawg Haus Bar, Inc.
Trial End Date: 7/17/2008
Court: Third Judicial Circuit Court, Madison County, Illinois
Type of Case: Dram Shop and Negligence
Judge: The Honorable Nicholas G. Byron
Reed Armstrong Lawyer who tried the case: Michael C. Hobin
Plaintiff sustained substantial blows for which surgery was performed on his spleen, and he was hospitalized for eight days incurring over $36,000 in medical expenses. The jury awarded plaintiff $100,080 in total damages under the dram shop claim. Thereafter, the Court reduced the dram shop award to $58,599.59 pursuant to the statutory limits for injury to the person. On the claim for negligent failure to provide adequate security, the jury returned a verdict for the defendant.
Verdict: For Plaintiff on Dram Shop claim; Defense Verdict on Negligence Claim