CHARLESTON -- A Braxton County woman is suing Lucky Laverty's after she claims the bar over-served her alcohol.

Christopher J. Laverty, the owner of the bar, was also named as a defendant in the suit.

On July 2, 2010, Brittney J. Wilson was admitted entrance to the bar and was socializing with her friends, according to a complaint filed June 29 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Wilson claims while at the bar, the bartenders and/or employees negligently over-served her and her friends alcohol and contributed to her intoxication.

At one point, Wilson exited the bar to look for one of her friends and when she attempted to go back into the bar, Laverty and other employees demanded that she expose herself or they would not let her back into the bar, according to the suit.

Wilson claims she was offended by the demand and attempted to enter the door of the bar when the defendants shut the door, trapping her arm.

Wilson began to bang on the door in an attempt to extricate herself and in doing so, caused minor damage to the door, at which time Laverty exited abruptly and struck Wilson "with the door, an object or himself, causing her serious injuries," according to the suit.

The defendants' conduct was negligent and caused Wilson injuries.

Wilson is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. She is being represented by Michael J. Romano and Gina M. Renzelli.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Paul Zakaib Jr.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 11-C-1094

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