MIAMI (AP) — A couple has filed a lawsuit against a South Florida sports bar where a deck collapsed into Biscayne Bay last week.
A 14-page complaint claims Shuckers Bar & Grill in North Bay Village had a duty to properly maintain its property. The complaint was filed in Miami-Dade Circuit Court this week by Reynaldo Reyes and Flavia Guisella Ellemberger.
Officials say about 100 people — many watching the Miami Heat play the San Antonio Spurs — were on Shuckers' wooden deck Thursday night when it gave way. Two dozen people sustained injuries, two of which were serious.
Injury attorney Spencer Aronfeld told The Miami Herald (http://goo.gl/b1LqP ) that Reyes and Ellemberger were on the deck.
Shuckers owner Charles Grentner has refused interview requests. The family released a brief statement expressing remorse.
Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com