A Cook County man is suing over claims he was attacked outside a Chicago nightclub.

Edward Ivanov filed a lawsuit July 14 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Ahllam Ashkar, MJ Ontario Inc., doing business as Y-Bar, and Mark Jurczyk.

According to the complaint, Ivanov was a customer at Y-Bar, a nightclub on Ontario Street in River North, on July 13, 2012. When leaving the bar, Ivanov alleges he was attacked by Ashkar, who struck and kicked him until he was unconscious.

Ivanov asserts the incident was witnessed by bar customers and security staff.

He accuses Ashkar of assault and battery and Y-Bar and its owner, Jurczyk, of negligence as its security personnel allegedly failed to properly secure the area in front of the bar.

Ivanov is seeking more than $50,000 in damages and is representing himself.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L007378.

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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