Remember last year when Birmingham City Councilor Joel Montgomery got so drunk that he fell on his face in a Southside parking lot? And then got abusive and sexually inappropriate with the police after he was arrested for public intoxication? And later got the charges dismissed in return for agreeing not to sue the city, despite reneging on his agreement to attend alcohol counseling?
You’d think he’d be grateful that he was able to weasel out of the whole debacle without a recall vote, but it seems he just can’t leave well enough alone. The Birmingham News reports this morning that Montgomery is suing the parking lot owner.
Montgomery’s suit said he was injured on April 7, 2007, when he fell three feet to the pavement while walking across a wall beside the parking lot.
The lawsuit, filed late Friday afternoon, contends the owners of the parking lot at 13th Avenue South and Richard Arrington Boulevard, failed to maintain it in a reasonably safe condition. The owner, J.H. Berry and Co., also should have warned people about the danger from the dropoff, the suit said.
I suppose it’s also the owner’s fault that Joel Montgomery got drunk that night. If there’s any justice in the world, his suit will be laughed out of court.