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Boat owner faces suit from woman who injured herself after getting intoxicated, diving into Kankakee River

By Annie Cosby | Jun 11, 2014

A woman is suing the owner of a boat she was on, claiming he served her alcohol even though she was underage and failed to warn her about the dangers of diving into shallow areas of the Kankakee River.

Tiffani Ntanos filed a lawsuit June 6 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Kevin Miller, alleging negligence.

According to the suit, Ntanos was aboard Miller's motorboat on the Kankakee River on June 9, 2012, when the defendant served Ntanos, who was known to be underage at the time, alcohol until she became intoxicated.

She claims she then jumped off the boat and hit her head on a submerged object.

Ntanso accuses Miller of supplying her, a minor, with alcohol and failing to warn his passengers about the dangers of diving into the river.

She is seeking more than $50,000 in damages and is being represented in the case by Chicago attorney David R. Butzen of Ambrose & Associates P.C.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L006054.

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

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