Club 409 sued for bouncer assault

By David Yates | May 25, 2011

Area resident Blake Rambin claims bouncers at Club 409 physically assaulted him without cause.

Seeking damages for his mental anguish, Rambin filed suit against club owner Joe Aref on May 18 in Jefferson County District Court.

Court records show that on April 23, Rambin and some of his friends were visiting the Beaumont club when someone started to videotape his girlfriend while she danced.

According to the lawsuit, Rambin confronted the individual, which prompted Club 409 bouncers to remove him.

During the incident, Rambin's girlfriend was knocked to the ground. When he attempted to come to her aid, the bouncers knocked him to the ground and began beating him, the suit alleges.

The suit faults Club 409 for negligently failing to train its bouncers and for allowing the physical assault to occur.

On top of mental anguish, Rambin is suing for punitive and exemplary damages.

Beaumont attorney Cade Bernsen represents him.

Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. D190-048

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