Patron claims Hemingway's Cafe staff members assaulted her

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 21, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A restaurant patron is suing 3911 Forbes Ave. Inc., which does business as Hemingway's Cafe, claiming that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Amaya Taylor filed a complaint May 21 in the Allegheny County Courts of Common Pleas, alleging that the restaurant operator breached its duty by negligently failing to properly train, supervise and control its bar staff.

According to the complaint, Taylor was at the defendant's cafe on March 24, 2017 when she was allegedly assaulted by Hemingway's employees. Taylor alleges that she suffered physical injuries, extreme emotional distress, embarrassment and humiliation.

The plaintiff said she holds the defendant responsible for her injuries because its bouncer allegedly grabbed her and pulled her toward the exit, and the defendant's manager allegedly hit her across the face and choked her.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks a judgment against the defendant for damages in excess of $35,000, costs of the lawsuit and other just and proper relief. She is represented by Alec Wright of The Law Offices of Timothy P. O'Brien in Pittsburgh.

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