Man sues over alleged assault; Claims he suffered brain damage

By Lizzy Fitzsousa | Apr 4, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – A local man is suing individuals he claims severely beat him outside Jax Brewery, leaving him with brain damage.

Mason Salles filed suit against Richard Bienvenu IV, Brock R. Miramon and Alexander K. Riecke in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on Jan. 21.

The suit alleges that late Jan. 28 or early morning on Jan. 29, 2012, the defendants "savagely" beat Salles in the Jax Brewery parking lot. Salles had been a customer at Jax Brewery Bistro and Bar that evening, as had the defendants whom Salles claims were underage. The plaintiff claims the beating was severe and required immediate and extended hospitalization in an intensive care unit.

The defendants are accused of intentional and malicious acts in the attack which resulted in severe personal injuries including a closed head injury to his brain.

Unspecified damages requested include medical expenses, pain and suffering including permanent brain damages, mental pain and anguish, physical disability, loss of wages, loss of enjoyment of life and loss of earning capacity.

The plaintiff is represented by attorney Edward S. Bopp of Mandeville.

Case is assigned to Division L Judge Kern A Reese.

Case no. 2014-00724.

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