Celeste Altus Feb. 24, 2015, 9:34am

A man is suing a now-closed nightclub on the city's Near North side, alleging the business failed to protect its patrons and customers from danger.

Robert Chavez filed the litigation Feb. 10 in Cook County Circuit Court against Reynaldo Perez, an unknown defendant, Ala Carte Inc., doing business as Castle Chicago.

According to the complaint, Chavez was at Castle Chicago, at 632 N. Dearborn St., on Aug. 4, 2014, when Perez and an unidentified patron verbally abused and physically attacked him, resulting in serious injuries.

Chavez claims the defendant had a duty to provide a safe environment for all its customers, but failed to do so by allowing Perez, who was allegedly underage at the time, and the unknown defendant on the premises and not intervening when they verbally abused and physically attacked him.

His suit includes counts against the former club alleging negligence and violations of the state's Dram Shop Act and a battery cont against the other defendants.

He seeks $50,000 in damages and is represented by attorney Nicholas T. Motherway of Motherway & Napleton in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number: 15-L001394.

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

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