PHILADELPHIA – A man who claims to have sustained a violent assault and battery at the hands of bouncers and security personnel in a North Philadelphia bar has sued both the establishment and its employees who were allegedly responsible.

Carlos J. Sanchez-Rodriguez of Philadelphia filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on Feb. 23 versus Halftime-Goodtime, Inc. (doing business as “Halftime Goodtimes Bar”), Charles Gaymon, William Gonzalez, Darryl Harris and John Doe, also all of Philadelphia.

The suit says on March 11, 2016, Sanchez-Rodriguez was a customer in the Halftime Goodtimes Bar, when, without provocation or prior incident, defendants Gaymon and Doe violently assaulted and battered him about the head, face and upper-body.

As a result, Sanchez-Rodriguez suffered a closed-head injury, multiple facial and scalp lacerations requiring suturing, facial disfigurement, multiple abrasions, head and face contusions and aggravation/exacerbation of all known and unknown pre-existing medical conditions, the suit says.

The plaintiff says Halftime-Goodtimes Bar was responsible for negligently hiring and/or supervising defendants Gaymon and Doe as bouncers/bar security personnel, knew that their actions and conduct would pose a dangers to bar customers and failed to protect him from their assault.

For counts of battery and negligent hiring and supervision, the plaintiff is seeking damages not in excess of $50,000, plus interest and costs.

The plaintiff is represented by Jeffrey R. Lessin and Mark T. Richter of Jeffrey R. Lessin & Associates, in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 180202429

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