By Mark Esposito, Guest Blogger
Here’s a novel lawsuit. Lansdale, Pennsylvania’s Patrick Gallagher was enjoying a prenuptial night out with his buddies at a gentleman’s club. As part of the “Bachelor’s Package,” the husband-to-be was invited to lie prostrate on stage while an unnamed exotic dancer shimmied up the dance pole above him. Then, according to his lawyer, Neil T. Murray, Esq., the limber young lass “from a great height … launched herself down onto his abdomen.” The blow was so severe that it ruptured Gallagher’s bladder and caused back and hip injuries. Gallagher is suing the establishment, the aptly named Penthouse Club,for $50,000.00 for medical costs, pain, and humiliation. Big emphasis on the latter, I suspect.
Gallagher faces a myriad of problems not the least of which is some contributing conduct of his own which more conservative members of the jury might conclude is assumption of the risk of his injuries. The very act of lying under a stripper while she dangles above you might seem a tad risky in some quarters though it apparently titillates our presumably young plaintiff.
Not too surprisingly, the Penthouse Club is no stranger to the courthouse. Last November, seven dancers and a manager at the club were also arrested on prostitution charges. With incidents like this, they may also be violating FAA regulations for risky “flying” over populated areas.
Source: New York Daily News
~Mark Esposito, Guest Blogger