Posted by Bob Edens & filed under .

Verdict: Not Guilty

Date: January 2011

County: Cook

Plaintiff: Dr. George Branovacki (Orthopedist)

Summary: A singer in at band performing at the bar, was out in parking lot smoking a cigarette when fight broke out between about 20 people. The Defendant was being threatened and his car was being vandalized so exited the parking lot quickly and when he returned to find his girlfriend, he struck Plaintiff with his car. Plaintiff suffered tears of the anterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments in his left knee, as well as a fractured fibula. Plaintiff contended that the tavern and its owner were negligent in failing to provide adequate security for the premises. Defense stated that no fight occurred in the bar, that Plaintiff was part of the mob, and that Plaintiff was actually injured while jumping on Defendant’s car trying to damage it.

Category: Assault, Battery, Intentional Torts, Knee Injuries, Repair and Replacement