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ARTICLE ID 189855

$________ FROM DEFENDANT RESTAURANT/BAR ONLY Negligent Security – Plaintiff bystander is shot in arm during party by unknown assailant – Mild permanent nerve damage to arm and permanent scarring – Plaintiff is also grazed in chest.

Middlesex County, NJ

The plaintiff, in his late 20s, was a patron at the defendant restaurant/bar that was hosting a party for an individual in which the public was to attend as well. He contended that the defendant negligently failed to provide adequate security. The evidence disclosed that the defendant provided one individual only whose duties entailed checking identification at the door.

The plaintiff maintained that during the course of the party, an argument broke out and continued for several minutes. The plaintiff contended that the assailant, who was apparently involved in the argument, left, returned with a gun and bullet proof vest and began shooting, striking the plaintiff who was not involved and who was also a member of the Military Police. The plaintiff’s security expert contended that in view of the presence of as many as ________ people at the party, additional security should have been provided to help keep order. The evidence disclosed that 30-50 patrons were present at the time of the incident. The defendant’s security expert maintained that the security was adequate.

The plaintiff required surgery to his arm and the implantation of a large plate that remains. The plaintiff contended that he will permanently suffer relatively mild nerve damage to the arm. The plaintiff also maintained that the significant lower arm scarring is permanent in nature.

The plaintiff also maintained that he will permanently suffer some pain from the chest injury. The plaintiff was able to resume his duties as an MP. The unknown assailant would have been on the jury sheet.The case settled prior to trial for $________.

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