Man sues after altercation on Bourbon Street

By Elizabeth Young | Mar 15, 2013

NEW ORLEANS – A Jefferson Parish man is suing a local bar after allegedly being attacked by an employee.

Eric Price filed suit against Johnny’s White's Corner Pub LLC, Johnny White’s Pub & Grill LLC, the Mississippi River Bottom Co., Johnny White’s Inc., John D. Landrum and Jeaneen M. White, an unknown employee and the company’s insurer in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on Jan. 10. The suit stems from an incident that occurred near the Bourbon Street bar last year.

On Jan. 12, 2012, Eric Price was standing on the sidewalk next to the bar, waiting with several other actors and performers to sign out from a photo shoot that had taken place in the French Quarter earlier that day. The shoot was part of a local movie production.

Suddenly and without provocation, an unknown employee of the bar allegedly attacked Eric Price, according to the suit. The employee claims he was taking out the trash when the attack occurred.

Eric Price alleges he suffered severe, permanent and disabling injuries to his legs and knees, requiring medical treatment and surgical intervention.

The unknown employee is accused of intentionally, purposefully, and/or recklessly attacking striking and/or battering Eric Price, and of negligently striking Eric Price. The company is accused of failing to train the unknown employee, failing to supervise its employee, of negligent hiring and retention of the unknown employee, failing to establish adequate polices for bouncers, bartenders and other agents to interact with the general public and of failing to warn the general public about the violent, aggressive and reckless behavior of it’s employees.

An unspecified amount of damages is sought for pain and suffering, mental anguish and distress, loss of enjoyment of life, medical expenses, lost wages and loss of earning capacity.

Eric Price is represented by James C. Rather Jr. of New Orleans-based Sutton, Alker & Rather LLC.

The case has been assigned to Division N Judge Ethel S. Julien.

Case No. 2013-273

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