The family of late DAMAGEPLAN rocker 'DIMEBAG' DARRELL ABBOTT marked the first anniversary of his murder in a Columbus, Ohio, venue by filing a lawsuit against the owners of the Alrosa Villa nightclub today (08DEC05).

Legal papers claim former Marine Nathan Gale's attack, which killed four others and injured two more, could have been avoided if the nightspot had been protected by trained security guards.

The lawsuit is seeking more than $25,000 (GBP14,000) in damages.