CHICAGO–A Cook County man is suing the estate of his deceased friend and others, alleging wrongful death in a fatal drunk-driving accident that killed his wife.

Derrick Jackson, individually and as administrator of the estate of LaJada Jackson (deceased) filed a lawsuit Nov. 23 in Cook County Circuit Court against the estate of Anthony James, 1675 N. Elston Corp. doing business as Club Koncrete, C.S. Productions Inc. doing business as Club Koncrete, Carey S. Weiman, Chicago Title & Land Trust, Steve’s Food and Liquor Inc. doing business as Cut Rate Liquors (also known as 200 Liquors), Oakhurst Properties, and Kevin Graham. The plaintiff alleges negligence and wrongful death.

The complaint stems from a Dec. 7, 2014, car accident in which Derrick and LaJada Jackson were passengers in a 2000 Chevy Tahoe driven by James on West Webster Avenue. According to the complaint, James was intoxicated, was speeding and was was otherwise negligent, causing a collision that killed LaJada and James and injured Derrick. 

The suit says the remaining defendants, as landlord and owner-operators of Club Koncrete, were responsible for serving liquor to James, precipitating the accident.

Jackson seeks damages of more than $50,000. He is represented by attorney Erik Carlson of Brassfield, Kreuger & Ramlow in Rockford.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2015-L011915.

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