Holmes v. 421 Granby

Opinion of Norfolk Circuit Court on Plea in Bar


This is an interesting opinion I just received in a case I have been defending for three years. This is a $50 million premises liability case involving a shooting at a large venue night club. The Plaintiff's decedent lingered in a coma for 30 months before expiring (after incurring over $3 million in medical bills). In the opinion, the Judge Thomas makes some very interesting holdings concerning the duty of a premises owner to protect a patron from the criminal assualt of a third party. While we ultimately lost the Plea in Bar for procedural reasons, the decision helped us to achieve a favorable settlement recently.

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Reference Info:Decision | State, 4th Circuit, Virginia | United States

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