After an argument started between two bar patrons around closing time, the bar staff moved both participants and their groups of friends outside. In the parking lot, the argument between two individuals boiled over into a brawl between two large groups of people. Other patrons were attempting to exit as the bar closed. Sadly, several individuals drew their guns and opened fire on each other. Multiple people, including those not involved in the dispute, were shot and killed.
A Bastion Law attorney represented the estates of two of these individuals to pursue claims of wrongful death against the bar and the landlord. The claims resulted in highly contested litigation in which all defendants claimed no wrongdoing and pointed the finger solely at the shooters, who were defendants in separate criminal proceedings. In the end, the bar was forced to shut down and our attorney obtained every penny of insurance proceeds available to compensate the decedents’ estates for the loss of their loved ones.