Innocent bystander says he was stabbed at restaurant, sues Moonlight Cuisine

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 30, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A man allegedly stabbed at a restaurant in the Oak Lane neighborhood of Philadelphia has sued the establishment, for not maintaining a safe and secure premises or providing adequate security to protect its customers.

Khalif Moshe Spencer of Philadelphia filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on Nov. 21 versus Moonlight Cuisine, Inc., also of Philadelphia.

According to the lawsuit, Spencer was a patron of Moonlight Cuisine on Dec. 6, 2015, when an argument erupted among other patrons of the restaurant. In the melee, Spencer was stabbed in both the chest and abdomen.

In the process, Spencer sustained a collapsed lung, shortness of breath, pain in his chest and abdomen, in addition to suffering other physical, emotional and psychological injuries, the full extent of which are not yet known, the suit says.

Spencer’s suit accuses Moonlight Cuisine of failing to keep the premises safe for all patrons, failing to provide adequate security and proper protection of its patrons, failing to take proper and adequate precautions to screen employees and customers for potential violent misconduct, failing to prevent a knife-wielding patron from entering the premises and serving alcohol to visibly-intoxicated patrons, among numerous other charges.

For multiple counts of negligence, the plaintiff is seeking judgment for and exemplary/punitive damages in excess of $50,000, plus interest, costs, attorney’s fees, delay damages and such other relief as the Court deems just and reasonable.

The plaintiff is represented by Lauren Levin Geary in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 171102169

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