ST. LOUIS – A man allegedly injured while using an archery bow alleges a law firm failed to sue the correct defendants.
Keith Reese filed a complaint on May 9 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against Mandel & Mandel LLP, Cabela's Retail Mo. LLC, et al. alleging breach of bailment, breach of contract, negligent bailment and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Aug. 18, 2011, he was injured while using the archery bow he recently bought from defendant Cabela's. He sought the advice and counsel Mandel & Mandel, the suit states. Due to his injuries, he alleges he sustained medical expenses of more than $12,000, lost wages and benefits and was precluded from working in his trade.
The plaintiff alleges that Mandel & Mandel began working with another defendant, Lanny Darr, in pursuing his suit and without his knowledge, the defendants sent his bow for examination and testing.
The plaintiff also alleges that when Mandel & Mandel and Darr filed the lawsuit under Darr's name, "they failed to correctly name and identify the manufacturer and/or other responsible parties who were involved in the design and sale of the bow, and as such the statute of limitations ran against the manufacturer and other parties responsible for its design and manufacture and sale."
The plaintiff alleges he has requested that the defendants return his photos and the bow, which they have failed to return.
The plaintiff alleges his claim has now been "severely hampered, compromised and prejudiced."
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages of no less than $25,000, plus costs, interest and such other relief that the court sees fit to award. He is represented by Patricia A. Zimmer of Ripplinger & Zimmer LLC in Belleville, Illinois.
St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1822-CC00933