PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff who alleges he was brutally beaten at a New Year’s Eve party held at a Philadelphia museum two years ago has commenced litigation against all parties he feels are responsible for his injuries.

Lawrence Pemberton of Havertown filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on Nov. 20 versus the National Museum of American Jewish History of Philadelphia, Echelon Protection and Surveillance of Limerick, JB Productions Live, LLC of Asbury Park, N.J. and Sean Michael Kane of Chester Springs.

Pemberton was attending a New Year’s Eve party at the National Museum of American Jewish History in December 2015, and accompanied his brother, a non-party to the action who had been asked to leave the party due to unrelated events, to the elevator bank of the premises, the suit says.

While waiting for the elevator, Pemberton claims he was severely assaulted and beaten by defendant Kane and other individuals attending the party. Pemberton adds this assault took place in the presence of the defendants’ employees and representatives, who did nothing to prevent it or intervene.

Pemberton suffered a left nasal bone fracture, lacerations to his face requiring stitches and pain and trauma to other various parts of his body, plus restrictions on normal range of motion to those same injured body parts, the suit says.

Pemberton alleges the museum and corporate defendants failed to provide proper security, prevent the assault, failed to use due care and acted with negligence and recklessness in its actions, among many charges.

For multiple counts of negligence, assault and battery, the plaintiff is seeking damages in excess of $50,000, plus interest, costs, delay damages under Pennsylvania Rule of Civil Procedure 238 and any other relief the Court may deem appropriate.

The plaintiff is represented by Jared S. Zafran in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 171102045

From the Pennsylvania Record: Reach Courts Reporter Nicholas Malfitano at nickpennrecord@gmail.com

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