June 24, 2018
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Man files suit after allegedly getting thrown out of bar

By Stephen Betts, BDN Staff

ROCKLAND, Maine — A Warren man has filed a lawsuit against a Rockland bar, claiming he suffered serious injuries when a bouncer and some other patrons threw him out the door.

The lawsuit on behalf of Terence Ryan was filed Feb. 14 in Knox County Superior Court in Rockland against Myrtle Street Tavern, Inc. of Rockland.

Ryan claims in the lawsuit that he was standing at the crowded bar at the Myrtle Street Tavern on Feb. 26, 2010, and talking to a friend when an employee of the business, he said likely a bouncer, came up and grabbed Ryan from behind. Ryan claims he grabbed his attacker in self defense but then let go when he saw who it was.

The lawsuit, filed by attorney William Griset Jr. of Lynnfield, Mass., further claims that the bouncer and five or six other men who were playing pool at the time grabbed Ryan and threw him over the doorstep and into the parking lot.

Ryan claims to have suffered a fractured ankle and other serious, painful and permanent injuries. He said he continues to incur medical expenses and has suffered pain, mental anguish and emotional distress.

He claims negligence and assault and battery against the business.

Rockland police said that Ryan filed a complaint three days after the incident back in 2010 but that no charges resulted from the department’s investigation.

A telephone message was left Thursday with the Myrtle Street Tavern, seeking comment on the lawsuit.

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