By Scott A. Andresen, Andresen & Associates, P.C.
It’s almost as ubiquitous as it is irritating that trips to the local sporting venue are sullied when a nearby spectator figuratively becomes a pain in the neck when exhibiting an alcohol-induced lack of manners and decorum. For one fan at last year’s May 23rd Chicago Blackhawks playoff victory over the Anaheim Ducks, the pain went from figurative to literal when an allegedly over-served fan failed in his attempt to defy the laws of gravity.
In a complaint filed on April 7, 2016 in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, plaintiff John Cook alleged causes of action under the Illinois dram shop statute and for negligence against the Chicago Blackhawks Hockey Club, At Your Service, United Center Joint Venture and Levy Premium Foodservice Limited Partnership. The complaint alleges that, while attending the May 23rd Blackhawks-Ducks game … (the full article appears in Sports Litigation Alert)