Couple in deck collapse sues Fla. sports bar

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Associated Press

Posted on June 19, 2013 at 7:04 PM

Updated Thursday, Jun 20 at 12:00 AM

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.

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Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com

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