Woman sues over child shot in bar

Kyle Barnett Apr. 5, 2012, 5:00am

NEW ORLEANS – A New Orleans woman is suing a bar owner after her child was injured in a shooting incident on the bar's premises.

Patricia Hubbs filed suit on March 12 against Laura Jackson and B&L Lounge in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court.

Hubbs alleges her daughter was improperly attending a private party along with 55-60 other teenagers at B&L Lounge located at 1700 Port Street in New Orleans when a unknown gunman fired into the bar, hitting the plaintiff's daughter. Hubbs claims her daughter was severely injured in the shooting and has since undergone several facial reconstruction surgeries.

The defendant is accused of allowing minors to hold and attend a party inside a liquor selling bar, failing to provide adequate security, failing to properly supervise establishement, failing to provide additional security measures, allowing an unsafe number people in the premises, failing to provide notices regarding evacuation of building and allowing an armed and dangerous person onto the premises.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for pain, suffering, mental grief, medical expenses and loss of enjoyment of life.

Hubbs is being represented by Pius A. Obioha of New orleans-based Law Offices of Pius A. Obioha and Associates, LLC.

The case has been assigned to Division C Judge Sidney H. Cates, IV.

Case number 2012-02489

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