John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Sep. 23, 2013, 2:52pm

GALVESTON - A Galveston bar sued over injuries sustained by a local woman at its premises last year countered the allegations, recent court records show.

Buck Brothers Inc., doing business as Buckshot Saloon, asserts Renee Nash started the fight she claims left her on the ground hurt in an original answer filed Sept. 12.

As previously reported, Nash initiated legal action for the physical confrontation purportedly resulting from an escalating tension between patrons.

She was at the establishment with her friends during the height of the city’s Mardi Gras festivities.

Nash's lawsuit explains that the plaintiff was not involved in the subject fight, but she “was knocked over and injured as the fight spilled over onto an area where [she] was standing."

The defendant should have known that “numerous incidents of violence” took place at its business, the original petition says.

Buck Brothers' three-page response counters that Nash herself was seen "fighting with two other females," insisting her injuries in question were caused by broken glass on the floor of the bar "caused by an unknown third party who assaulted two patrons on the subject night that resulted in the broken glass being on the floor."

The individual, identified as John Doe, was reportedly arrested at the scene following the brawl and is deemed responsible for the events that are the focus of the litigation by the respondent.

Attorney Derek A. Johnson of Gulley Johnson LLP in Houston is representing Buck Brothers.

Case No. 13-CV-1035

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