An attendee of a New Year's Eve party at a downtown hotel is suing the party's host and organizer, claiming their negligence led him to slip and fall on the floor.

Adam Partin filed a lawsuit Nov. 12 in Cook County Circuit Court against LCP Berkshire, the owner of the Drake Hotel, and Chicago-Scene.com, also known as Global-Scene.com Inc.

According to the complaint, Parton was attending a party this past New Year's Eve hosted by Chicago-Scene.com at the Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton Place, where he he slipped and fell because the defendants' staff allegedly did not clean up a spill on the floor.

Parton accuses the party organizer and hotel owner of failing to ensure the safety of those in attendance. He is seeking more than $50,000 in damages, plus court costs, and is represented by Kevin B. Apter of Lipkin & Higgins in Chicago.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at Cook County Circuit Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note that a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt and it represents only one side of the story.

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