Dan Hartzog (Raleigh) and a former Cranfill Sumner attorney obtained summary judgment in favor of their clients in a negligent/inadequate security case in which plaintiff, a young working father, was paralyzed after being shot outside of a restaurant. Cranfill Sumner represented the national restaurant franchisor and landowner where the incident occurred. Plaintiff’s well known security expert (an expert our firm has used in defending other inadequate security cases) described the prior crimes in the immediate area of plaintiff’s shooting as the worst he had ever seen so that plaintiff’s shooting, in his opinion, was reasonably foreseeable and that reasonable security measures had not been taken at the restaurant prior to plaintiff’s shooting. Plaintiff’s lowest demand to our clients was $5,000,000.
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