Chris Dickerson and Kyla Asbury Jun. 17, 2014, 8:15am
MORGANTOWN - A well-known rapper is part of a Monongalia County lawsuit.
Ryan Smith filed a suit against dozens of defendants, including rapper Wiz Khalifa, after he claims he was assaulted and battered while on its property as a business invitee during a concert at the restaurant.
Rostrum Records LLC; 4.0 Entertainment LLC; Drew Ellison, who is doing business as How Fly Hip Hop; Leyonne Pryce; Courtney Williams; Daryl Tyler Jr.; and John Does 1 through 40 were also named as defendants in the suit.
Cameron Jibril Thomaz, also known as Wiz Khalifa, is a partner in Rostrum Records.
On April 11, 2013, Smith was assaulted and battered at Tunez and Cue restaurant when Tyler and the unknown defendants commenced an unprovoked attack on him, according to a complaint filed May 26 in Monongalia Circuit Court.
Smith claims the defendants caused him to sustain significant injuries that required extensive reconstructive surgeries and dental work.
The defendants' acts and omissions were done in a wanton and reckless disregard of the safety of Smith and were done with malice, oppression and fraud, according to the suit.
Smith claims the defendants were negligent and breached an assumed duty to protect and make him safe as a business invitee.
The defendants' actions caused Smith to suffer a broken jaw and multiple hospitalizations, according to the suit.
Smith claims he suffered a loss of income, disability, disfigurement and loss of enjoyment of life.
Smith is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
He is being represented by Lee W. Davis of the Law Offices of Lee W. Davis.
Monongalia Circuit Court case number: 14-C-466
MORGANTOWN — A well-known rapper is one of dozens of defendants in a local lawsuit over injuries sustained during an attack at a concert.
Ryan Smith filed a lawsuit this week in Monongalia County Circuit Court. In the suit Rostrum Records LLC is listed as a defendant and Cameron Jibril Thomaz, also known as Wiz Khalifa, is a partner in the company.
The other defendants are 4.0 Entertainment LLC, How Fly Hip Hop, Tunez and Cue LLC, Leyonne Pryce, Courtney Williams, Daryl Tyler Jr. and “John Does” 1 through 40.
According to the complaint: On April 11, 2013, Smith was attending a concert organized by some of the defendants. The concert was held at Tunez and Cue, which was located at 226 High St.
During an intermission, Smith was assaulted and battered by Tyler and the John Does, according to the lawsuit, which calls the attack “unprovoked.” All of the alleged attackers were contracted by the defendants.
Smith was punched and kicked and suffered injuries including broken teeth and jaw.