by , on December 12, 2013

Talar Gurunian, a patron at Old Towne Pub, has file suit against the establishment and the City of Pasadena for an explosion occurring on January 20, 2013.

The defendants in the suit are both the city and Old Towne Pub LLC. Gurunian alleges to have been “standing in line in an alley with her friends waiting to enter the bar…when there was “a sudden explosion due to a fire from a nearby electrical vault vent pipe which is owned by the city of Pasadena.”

In her complaint, Gurunian says the explosion caused “fire and flames to come into contact with (Gurunian), causing injury.”

Old Towne Pub filed a cross-complaint against the city Sept. 12, asking to be compensated at least in part for any damages assessed against it in Gurunian’s complaint. Lawyers for the city asked that the cross-complaint be dismissed, arguing that the municipality is not liable for injuries to people caused by the “use or application of electrical current.”

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Hugh Hoagland
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