New Yorker sues Club Chelsea and employees for alleged attack |

New Yorker sues Club Chelsea and employees for alleged attack

A New York man who claims employees of Club Chelsea in Aspen attacked him as he was leaving the bar filed suit against the club Wednesday.

Carl Jutzin Jr. claims he entered Club Chelsea on March 3, 2002, at about 10:30 p.m. and was told by a staff member to remove his baseball cap. The Rush, N.Y., resident claims in the lawsuit that he complied with the request. But when he decided to leave a short while later, Jutzin says he put on his cap and was walking toward the door when he was surrounded by four or five employees of the club.

In the suit, filed in Pitkin County District Court, Jutzin lists Aspen Chelsea Inc. as a defendant, as well as employees Ken Josselyn, Alan Hodgeson, Mark Rota and Nate Hanson. Jutzin claims these four employees physically removed him from the club, striking him in the back of the head with a hard object and pushing him face first into the glass door and door frame.

Jutzin claims he was dragged up the outside stairs of the club by the defendants, punched in the head and face, and slammed to the ground, losing consciousness.

Jutzin’s claims for relief include negligent supervision and negligence, and he says he suffered damages and injuries as a result of the incident. He is asking to be awarded all of his medical bills, as well as for emotional distress, physical impairment and loss of earnings in a jury trial.

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