A wrongful death suit is filed by the family in the 2020 shooting inside Hardy’s bar in Elkhart.
When Jordon Norton was originally tried, the jury could not agree on Norton’s guilt regarding the murder charge, but he was charged with battery resulting in serious injury and criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon.
He is set to be retried for murder in January.
Two bars, “My Dad’s Place” and “Hardy’s Bar” are both liable for the shooting, under state law.
The lawsuit says that both bars should not have continued to serve Jordon Norton, who was visibly intoxicated.
The lawsuit is asking for compensation for medical and burial expenses.
The Elkhart Truth reports that 43-year-old David Artley was killed at the bar, when Norton allegedly shot him five times, during a fight about a seat at the bar.