Carol Ostrow Jun. 3, 2015, 1:54pm

A Chicago man has sued a bar, alleging premises negligence.

Saul Villarruel of Chicago filed a lawsuit June 1 in Cook County Circuit Court against Westside Rail Inc., doing buisiness as Continental Lounge, regarding a March altercation.

According to the complaint, on March 6, Villarruel was a customer on the defendant’s premises, 2801 W. Chicago Ave. in Chicago, when security personnel at the establishment placed Villarruel in a full Nelson grip to escort him outside. The suit states the employees rushed the plaintiff, punched, striking and kicking him, that he did not fight back, and he sustained injuries, including a broken left leg.

The suits cites the defendant with negligence, stating it: knew or should have known its staff had a tendency toward violence; that it failed to remove aggressive personnel when they allegedly became combative; neglected to provide a safe area for Villarruel and staff the premises with competent personnel; and failed to intervene during the attack. The suit alleges negligent hiring and retention.

The plaintiff cites serious personal injury and medical expenses.

Villarruel seeks damages in excess of $50,000, attorney fees and costs. He is represented by attorney David Kadzai of Kadzai Law Group in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number: 2015L0005488.

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