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Injured Filling Station bouncer seeks damages from attackers

Published: Thursday, June 27, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

ST. CHARLES – A man who was beaten as he worked as a bouncer in downtown St. Charles is seeking compensatory damages in excess of $50,000 from his attackers, according to a lawsuit filed last week.

Brett Willing was working as a security officer at the Filling Station, 300 W. Main St., St. Charles, on Nov. 29, 2011, when he came into contact with Peter L. Currie and Jason T. Nord, both 35.

According to the lawsuit, Currie and Nord bought alcoholic beverages at 10:30 p.m., and Currie vomited into the glass drink he was served.

When they were asked to leave because they had drank too much, the St. Charles residents became loud and obnoxious, according to the lawsuit. Further, the document reported, they verbally insulted Willing and approached him in a threatening manner as they were leaving.

Nord then “violently accosted” Willing, at which time both men fell to the ground, and Currie began to hit and kick Willing, according to the lawsuit.

The lawsuit charges that Nord and Currie “repeatedly and violently kicked the plaintiff about the head, face and body with the intent to do great bodily harm even though the plaintiff was in a semiconscious state on the ground and unable to defend himself.”

Currie and Nord faced criminal charges from the incident, and in May 2012 each of them pleaded guilty to battering Willing, according to the lawsuit.

Now, however, Willing is seeking compensatory damages of more than $50,000, according to his lawsuit. It states he incurred large expenses for medical care and was disabled and unable to attend to his normal affairs for an extended period of time.

The lawsuit does not indicate whether he still works as a bouncer.

Willing’s lawyer didn’t return a call seeking comment.

Court records did not list legal counsel for Currie and Nord.

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