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 Gage v. One Congress Inc. (Suffolk Superior Court, Massachusetts, 1997) a Boston bouncer removed a patron for being too drunk and exhibiting aggressive behavior. The initial removal from the bar was without incident. However, the drunk patron came back and re-entered the bar. In attempting to remove the drunk customer for a second time, the intoxicated man stabbed the bouncer.
The bouncer then sued the bar for failing to provide adequate security, which resulted in his assault. The plaintiff was awarded $1.2 million.
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