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Lawsuit against St. Charles Country Club dismissed

ST. CHARLES – A lawsuit brought against the St. Charles Country Club by a young woman and her mother has been dismissed, according to Kane County court records.

Records indicate Judge Edward C. Schreiber dismissed the suit with prejudice last month, meaning it can’t be refiled.

Joe Loran, the attorney representing Hannah and Barbara Braulick, said in an email that the country club has settled the claim.

"I am not able to comment further, at this time, on the financial terms of the parties agreement," he said.

An attorney representing the country club had no comment.

The Braulicks filed suit in 2013 over injuries Hannah Braulick, then 16, sustained while she was a guest of the club in July 2009. According to court documents, a motorized equipment vehicle driven by an employee overturned, pinned her and dragged her, causing permanent injuries and disfigurement.

The lawsuit asserted that the country club failed to maintain control of its vehicle and allowed more people in it than was safe, making it more likely to tip over. And when the employee who was driving it turned sharply, it did tip over, pinning the teen under it and dragging her along the pavement, the lawsuit stated.

Hannah Braulick was seeking more than $50,000 in damages. Barbara Braulick was seeking more than $50,000 in damages for medical costs related to her daughter’s injuries.

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