HUNTINGTON -- A Kentucky man who claims he was beaten at a Huntington night club is suing three individuals, Allied Realty Co., and Silver City Nightclub.
Bradley Gould, an employee of the night club; Catherine Green, the owner and operator of the night club; and Lake Polan III, the president, director, incorporator, member and shareholder of Allied Realty Co., are the three individuals named in the suit.
On Feb. 17, 2008, Jason Whalen of Morehead, Ky., was a patron at the night club and claims he had reserved a hotel room across the street and was planning on spending "a nice evening out with his girlfriend," according to a complaint filed Feb. 17 in Cabell Circuit Court.
Whalen claims at some point during the evening he had a disagreement with his girlfriend and while they were apart, Gould, who was a friend of his girlfriend, approached her and began talking to her.
When Whalen approached his girlfriend to talk about the previous disagreement, he and Gould had "a brief, heated exchange of words," because Gould allegedly assumed Whalen was jealous of him for speaking to his girlfriend, according to the suit.
As Whalen turned to walk away, he claims Gould grabbed him around the neck and "began the text book bouncer choke hold." He claims he lost consciousness momentarily before being "tossed to three or four other bouncers."
Before being thrown out of the night club, Whalen claims he was punched and beaten by one or more of the bouncers while being restrained in the hold.
Whalen claims the defendants negligently trained, managed, supervised and employed Gould in his role as a bouncer and that they are liable for Gould's tortuous acts.
Whalen is seeking compensatory and punitive damages. He is being represented by Timothy L. Eves.
The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge David M. Pancake.
Cabell Circuit Court case number: 10-C-145