Many people visit a bar, lounge, or nightclub to relax and spend time with their family and friends. With patrons often consuming alcohol, a major concern among restaurant owners is the potential for fights to occur in their establishment. With that being said, oftentimes, these establishments will hire security personnel to ensure the safety of its staff members and customers. While security personnel are required to take the necessary steps to mitigate risk and ensure peace, there are times that these individuals end up harming a customer.… Read the rest
One of our negligent security cases, Benson v. Monte Carlo, LLC, (Nassau County, Supreme Court Index # 016489/2007) made the front page of today’s New York Law Journal.
We successfully opposed the defendant’s motion for summary judgment, and an article appears in the newspaper discussing the decision of Hon. Thomas Feinman, dated February 23, 2010, that denied the motion.Â Our client was assaulted (stabbed and sustaining a broken ankle requiring surgery) in the courtyard of the building where he resided while trying to protect his wife and son from a group of men who were trespassing and drinking … Read the rest