BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ The defendants in a lawsuit over a North
Dakota bar fight say there's no evidence to back up the complaint
and it should be thrown out of federal court.
Ron Carpenter, of West Des Moines, Iowa, has filed a civil suit
against Joshua Luger and the Last Chance Saloon for the October
2010 incident on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.
Carpenter says Luger assaulted him at the Solen Bar and caused
severe injuries to his head and face.
The lawsuit accuses the bar of negligence for serving Luger
liquor and failing to provide adequate security.
An answer to the complaint was filed Monday. The defendants say
they're not liable and accuse Carpenter of instigating the
confrontation with a series of racial remarks.