Information sourced from Negligent Security Attorney
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The majority of negligent security lawsuits involve assault and battery crimes (42%), followed by sex assault and rape claims (26%); wrongful death (15%), robbery (9%) and lastly, false imprisonment (4%). The remaining percentage (4%) falls into a miscellaneous category, including such as arson, home invasions, and carjacking.
In Cox v. Keg Restaurant, Washington Appeals Court, 1997, Bar manager James Kollasch was warned that a drunken customer named Philip Whalen posed a threat to other patrons.
The manager bounced Whalen from the bar, but Whalen re-entered the bar not long thereafter. After being in the bar for some time, Whalen brutally attacked Cox, another patron. The negligent security bar fight resulted in the Plaintiff suffering significant brain injury.
The Plaintiff, Cox, sued the Keg Restaurant, claiming that they were negligent in failing to remove the dangerous patron. However, the Court ruled that the bar was not responsible for Whalen’s vicious attack.
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