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Widow sues bars owners over husband's fatal crash

Thursday, December 16, 2004

A lawsuit has been filed against six bar owners and the organizers of a county fair by a woman whose husband died in an alcohol-related motorcycle crash.

Edward Thompson, 54, died in a single-vehicle crash on July 24. His widow, Christi Thompson, of Center Junction, filed the lawsuit in Jones County District Court.

The crash occurred because Edward Thompson was served liquor to the point of becoming drunk, Christi Thompson said in the lawsuit. Bar employees should have known that Edward Thompson would become drunk, the lawsuit said.

Named in the lawsuit are The Stadium Bar and Grill, Inc., which owns The Stadium in Guttenberg, Fillmore Bar and Grill, Inc., which owns Fillmore Tap in Fillmore, Edwin Meyer, who owns Millville Steakhouse in Millville, William Pins, Grace Pins, Robert Roling and Alice Roling, who own the Four-Way Tap in Luxemburg, Philip Frasher, who owns The Palace in Dyersville, Daren Manternach, who owns Dagwood's Pub in Cascade and the Fair and Exposition Society of Jones County, Inc.

Christi Thompson is seeking a jury trial and is asking for damages "in a fair and reasonable amount." She claims she was injured "in person or means of support" as a result of the fatal crash.

The bar owners denied the accusations in court documents.

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