Deposition sought in bouncer assault suit against Gold Club

By David Yates | Jun 20, 2013

In September 2011, 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.

On June 18 the plaintiff filed a certificate of discovery, giving his notice to take the deposition of Dr. Curtis Thorpe, court records show. 

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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