PSB attorneys Rahul Ravipudi, Deborah Chang, Tom Schultz, Matthew Stumpf, Jake Douglass and Brian Panish obtained a $160,500,000 jury verdict for a man who suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of a vicious beating by security personnel for a nightclub.
Plaintiff, a business professional, spent several hours at a nightclub entertaining and socializing with friends. After paying his bill and preparing to leave, he was stopped by a manager and security personnel who claimed that he had not paid his bill. Plaintiff was then taken to another area of the building and beaten and held against his will by security before being released. As a result of the attack, Plaintiff suffered a traumatic brain injury that resulted in the loss of his livelihood.
Although there were more than a dozen surveillance cameras in the area where the beating occurred, none of the recordings were saved despite numerous requests that they be preserved.
Throughout the litigation, defendants disputed liability and damages, which were particularly complex. The jury deliberated for less than five hours before returning a verdict for Plaintiff on every theory of liability and also made a finding that punitive damages were warranted. The parties reached a confidential settlement while the jury was deliberating on the amount of the punitive damages to award.
Panish Shea & Boyle LLP has obtained numerous multimillion-dollar jury verdicts in brain injury cases in the last several years, including a $17,393,479 verdict in June 2015 for a young man with facial and brain injuries following a six-vehicle collision, and a $19,786,818 verdict in June 2014 for a man who suffered severe burn and traumatic brain injuries when his rental home exploded as a result of Southern California Gas Company’s negligence.