GRETNA – A local casino is being sued for not having property security measures in place after a customer was allegedly robbed at gunpoint in its parking lot.
Yorling Borge, and husband Jurgen, filed suit against Louisiana A-1 Gaming, Boomtown Casino New Orleans, Boomtown Belle Casino Westbank, Boomtown Belle Casino, an unknown security officer, Ronald Brown and their insurer in the 24th Judicial District Court on Jan. 17.
Borge claims that she was a customer at Boomtown casino located at 4132 Peters Road in Harvey where she exited through the V.I.P. door into the parking lot. The plaintiff alleges that as she approached her vehicle she was violently approached by an assailant wielding a handgun who attempted to rob her at which time she began kicking and screaming for help. Borge asserts as she trudged against her attacker she fell out of her vehicle and hit the ground, which resulted in severe and debilitating injuries.
The defendant is accused of failing to maintain a reasonably safe area for patrons, failing to provide immediate assistance, failing to train employees, failing to warn patrons, reckless endangerment, reckless indifference and intentional tort.
An unspecified amount in damages is sought for mental anguish, emotional distress, pain and suffering, disability, loss of mobility, loss of bodily function, inconvenience and medical expenses.
Borge is represented by Ron A. Austin of Harvey-based Ron Austin & Associates LLC.
The case has been assigned to Division N Judge Stephen D. Enright Jr.
Case no. 734-743.