They are asking for more than $50,000, including medical and funeral expenses, in the suit against KWLT LLC, the South Carolina business that operates Platinum Plus. The family claims the club violated the state's dram shop laws by continuing to serve Dougherty while he was visibly intoxicated.

He later died at a hospital.

Matthew Croslis, the lawyer representing the club's owners, did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.