New Orleans Original Daiquiris sued by man hit with glass bottle

Kyle Barnett Jun. 28, 2012, 5:00am

DONALDSONVILLE – An Ascension Parish man is suing the local outlet of a chain daiquiri store and bar after he was allegedly hit by a glass bottle thrown by one of its patrons.

Toby Casso filed suit against Bryan Gonzales and Marks Hwy. 30, LLC in the 23rd Judicial District Court on June 26.

Casso claims he was exiting the New Orleans Original Daiquiris located at 1810 W. Highway 30 in Gonzales when a glass bottle allegedly thrown by Gonzales struck him. The plaintiff alleges the incident was investigated by police and Gonzales was arrested. Casso asserts that he received painful injuries in the incident to his body, head, face and neck.

The defendant is accused of negligence by failing to maintain a safe environment, failing to provide adequate security, failing to prevent glass bottles from leaving the establishment, serving alcohol to Gonzales to increase his intoxication, failing to recognize Gonzales was impaired by alcohol and allowing an open container on the premises.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for pain and suffering, medical expenses, mental anguish, lost wages, enjoyment of life and disfigurement.

Casso is represented by Donaldsonville-based attorney Jeffrey Michael Heggelund.

The case has been assigned to Division B Judge Thomas Kliebert, Jr.

Case number 104,105.

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