September 30, 2023

A Villager who sued an area restaurant earlier this 12 months for allegedly falling on a dance flooring has voluntarily dismissed the lawsuit.

Attorneys representing Melissa Braun-Ruzanka filed the discover of voluntary dismissal in Sumter County Courtroom on Aug. 24.

Braun-Ruzanka, who lives in Village of St. Catherine, filed the lawsuit again in March of this 12 months towards Metropolis Hearth at Brownwood, which is positioned at 2716 Brownwood Blvd.

Braun-Ruzanka had initially sought greater than $50,000 in damages from the alleged incident, which passed off in 2021.

Based on the criticism, on August 28, 2021, Braun-Ruzanka was dancing on Metropolis Hearth’s “makeshift dance flooring,” when she allegedly fell on account of “a international sticky substance on the dance flooring.”

The slip induced Braun-Ruzanka to maintain “important private accidents,” in line with the criticism. The doc goes on to say that the restaurant was “negligent” in failing to keep up the “makeshift dance flooring.”

Final month, the case was reviewed by the Circuit Courtroom of the Fifth Judicial Circuit for Sumter County, which discovered {that a} service of summons had not been issued to Metropolis Hearth inside 120 days of the preliminary submitting of the criticism.

Braun and her lawyer, Alberto Oliveri of Morgan & Morgan, had been ordered by the court docket on Aug. 24 to serve Metropolis Hearth with the doc, or present with “good trigger” why they’d not.

They filed their discover to voluntarily dismiss the case on the identical day.