Bouncer assault suit against Gold Club set for October trial

David Yates Apr. 26, 2012, 3:00am

Last September, the Southeast Texas Record reported on Phillip Smith's suit against Gold Club (Fannett Entertainment), which alleged the exotic dancing establishment failed to handle a minor dispute without assaulting him.

This September, the case is set for pre trial unless the parties reach a settlement, court papers say.

A discovery control plan order was entered on April 16, setting pre-trial for Sept. 21. The case has been placed on the court's October docket.

According to the lawsuit, filed Sept. 25, 2011, in Jefferson County District Court, on May 1, 2011, Smith was a patron at the Gold Club when bouncers "intentionally" caused him bodily injury.

The suit alleges Gold Club negligently failed "to train employees to handle minor disputes, such as the one in question in this case, without assaulting customers."

Smith is suing for his alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages, plus all court costs.

Beaumont attorney Adam Terrell of Weller, Green, Toups & Terrell represents him.

Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. A191-014

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