River North bar hit with suit accusing its employee of attacking a customer

By Ashley Perry | Nov 19, 2014


A River North bar and restaurant is facing a lawsuit from a customer who claims he was attacked by a staff member.

Mason Holman filed a complaint Nov. 13 in Cook County Circuit Court against G-A Restaurant, doing business as Stout Barrel House and Galley.

According to the complaint, Holman was at Stout Barrel House and Galley, at 642 Clark St., on Oct. 26, 2013, when he claims he was struck or otherwise attacked by an employee of the restaurant, causing injuries that required medical treatment.

The plaintiff accuses the defendant of failing to keep its patrons safe and being negligent n its hiring and training of staff.

Holman is seeking damages and is represented by attorney Jeffrey C. Schwartz of Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz 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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