Carol Ostrow Mar. 25, 2015, 3:20pm


An arm wrestling contest at a gentleman's club has resulted in a lawsuit seeking more than $1 million in damages.

Shawn Gregg of Galveston County filed a lawsuit March 10 against Carl Arceneaux and A and D Interests in Galveston County District Court, claiming negligence and willful harm in a November 2014 incident at the defendants’ place of work.

Gregg was a customer at Heartbreaker’s Gentlemen’s Club, owned and operated by A and D Interests, on Nov. 21, 2014. He engaged in an arm-wrestling contest with Arceneaux. After winning a first round, the plaintiff was asked for a rematch.

According to papers filed, the defendant stood up, shifted his body weight, and broke Gregg’s arm.

The plaintiff claims that Arceneaux intentionally harmed him; that he did not consent to the maneuver; and that the establishment is equally responsible for his injury because Arceneaux was acting within the scope of his employment as a bartender whose responsibilities include entertaining patrons, according to the suit.

Gregg alleges that the defendant Arceneaux was negligent and that the club itself, defendant A and D Interests, was remiss in failing to provide adequate security, warn him of any impending attack, or exercise reasonable care in operating the premises.

Citing pain and suffering; anguish; physical impairment and disfigurement; lost wages and earning capacity; and medical expenses, the plaintiff seeks: more than $1 million in compensation, plus attorney’s fees, expenses and costs.

He is represented by John Daspit and Robert Morse of Daspit Law Firm in Houston.

Galveston County District Court, case no. 15-CV-0241.

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