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COPY-Lawsuit: Bar responsible for man's disfigurement

Associated Press - December 19, 2009 3:04 PM ET

TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - A man disfigured in an alcohol-related accident has sued the bar and some of its employees, saying they are liable for his injuries.

Daniel Allen filed the civil lawsuit in Miller County against Shooters Sports Bar; its manager, Collins Ferguson; the alcohol permit holder, John Coker; and an unnamed bartender who allegedly served alcohol to Allen, who was 19 at the time.

Allen was injured and 20-year-old Cassidy Cutchall of Folke died in the vehicle accident on Nov. 21, 2008.

Allen's lawyer, Alan LeVar of Arkadelphia, says the bar should be held accountable because state law states that bars are liable when they sell alcohol to minors.

Shooters owner Perry Steitler, speaking for the defendants, says his staff carefully screens customers but some who should not be in the bar do slip in.

Information from: Texarkana Gazette, http://www.texarkanagazette.com

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