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Suit: Man was thrown from Orland Park restaurant into fence

Updated: May 1, 2014 7:13AM



A Chicago man has filed a personal injury lawsuit against an Orland Park restaurant from which he claims he was physically ejected in 2012.

Matthew Mueller says he visited Jordan’s Pub and Eatery at 13500 S. Harlem Ave. on July 7, 2012. Near the end of the night, the suit alleges, Mueller was “fatigued and drowsy” while sitting in the restaurant and an employee asked him to leave. He “apparently did not move quickly enough to the satisfaction of said employee,” the lawsuit says, and the employee “lifted and carried” Mueller toward the front door.

Then, the employee allegedly threw Mueller “out the front door and directly onto the thick metal fence that was located adjacent to the sidewalk.”

Mueller’s attorney said the fence was a few feet from the front door.

As a result of the incident, Mueller says he’s suffered from pain, disability and lost wages.

The three-count lawsuit filed Friday in the Cook County Circuit Court claims battery, negligent hiring and negligence and seeks at least $150,000 in damages.

The restaurant, located at 13500 S. Harlem Ave., is now called The Ale House Grill, and a phone number listed for Jordan’s Pub and Eatery was answered by an Ale House Grill employee. The employee was uncertain whether the new restaurant had the same owner as Jordan’s, and said no one present was able to comment.



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