Vincenzo's sued by patron who claims man punched him

By Whitney Brakken | Dec 17, 2013

A Chicago bar and its owner are being sued over allegations a patron sustained injuries while on the premises.

Kent C. Nielsen filed a dram shop lawsuit Dec. 9 in the Circuit Court of Cook County against Marc23 LLC, doing business as Vincenzo's, and Marc Nichols.

Nielsen alleges that on Jan. 1, he suffered serious injuries while he was a patron at Vincenzo's, a pizzeria and sports bar at 1104 W. Madison St. in Chicago.

He claims in his suit that Vincenzo's served alcohol to Nichols, who became intoxicated, jumped on the Nielsen's back, threw him to the ground and began punching him. Published media reports about the opening of Vincenzo's identify Nichols as the owner.

Nielsen is seeking damages in excess of the jurisdictional minimum and is being represented by Brian D. Teven of Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohen Ltd. in Chicago.

Circuit Court of Cook County Case No. 2013L013897.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County. 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 it only represents one side of the story.

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