Chapter 4

Marcello v. Queen of Clubs

A 21-year-old woman walked out of a nightclub for fresh air, and, while seated on the curb between two cars in the parking lot, was assaulted and beaten by unknown and unidentified young men. The named defendants in this lawsuit included the owner of the club, the general manager, and five security officers. The complaint alleged the club and its parking lot was a dangerous place and the security provided was inadequate. The plaintiff further claimed that the security officers were not properly trained or supervised, and on the night she was assaulted, the officers performed their jobs in a negligent manner.


assault; expert; policy; proximate cause; retain; witness


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