Timothy O'Connell, the lawyer representing Kimberly Shpeley, says a civil claim for an unspecified amount in damages was filed in Erie County Court on Dec. 28. He declined to discuss the Canadian woman's injuries.
Lynch's lawyer, Michael Caffery, denies that Lynch, 23, was drunk. Caffery notes that Lynch wasn't charged with driving while intoxicated.
Lynch's Porsche struck Shpeley in the city's bar district at about 3:30 a.m. in May 2008. He pleaded guilty to failure to exercise due care toward a pedestrian and was fined $100.
Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press