Legal House of Horrors

Published November 14, 2012

A girl who became frightened and fell down during a tour through a southern Illinois haunted house on Halloween in 2011 is suing those who sponsored the site.

The girl is suing the city of Alton and the local American Legion post for damages of at least $50,000. She claims the haunted house was dangerous.

“American Legion is responsible for permitting its agents and volunteers to operate a loud motor-driven chainsaw, while running and chasing patrons in a confined area, containing trip hazards, illuminated by a disorienting strobe light,” the lawsuit alleged.

Source: Christina Stueve Hodges, ” Girl chased at haunted house with chainsaw sues Alton, American Legion,” Madison-St. Clair Record, October 31, 2012 h/t faces of lawsuit abuse, a project of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform