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Bar patron alleges Mels Odyssey bouncer shoved her into door

By Robert Hadley | Jan 11, 2016

Bouncer security

CHICAGO – A Cook County woman is suing a Chicago bar and its bouncer, alleging excessive use of unprovoked force.

Linda K. Williams filed a lawsuit Dec. 30 in Cook County Circuit Court against 9942 Inc. Howard Smith, doing business as Mels Odyssey Lounge, and David L. Haywood, alleging personal injury liability.

According to the complaint, on Oct. 26, 2014, Williams was visiting the defedant's bar on South Cottage Grove Avenue, Chicago, when Haywood pushed her from behind and into a door as she was exiting the premises. The suit says the plaintiff sustained permanent internal and external injuries from the shove, causing her to owe medical expenses and be unable to attend to her normal routine for an extended period.

Williams seeks damages of more than $50,000. She is represented by attorney Mark L. Karno Mark L. Karno & Associates and Ankin Law Office LLC in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case number 2015-L013094

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