Date: September 2010
Summary: Plaintiff Thomas Rooney, D.M.D. (Maxillofacial Surgeon) was injured in fight outside of bar. Plaintiff asserted that the fight was because of Defendant’s intoxication which was due to alcohol that he consumed in bar. Defense asserted that the fight was over union politics. Plaintiff suffered a shattered left eye socket which required surgery and insertion of two metal plates. Defendant pled guilty to misdemeanor battery charges in connection with the fight and settled with Plaintiff prior to trial for $10,000. Judge granted the bar a $10,000 set-off from the verdict.
Category: Assault, Battery, Intentional Torts