NEW ORLEANS – A man who claims he was struck by a gas station employee with a baseball bat is suing over his alleged injuries.

Ralph Davis filed suit against Zegar, Inc., Adel Zughayer also known as “Mike’s Discount #2,” an unnamed employee and their respective insurance company in Orleans Parish Civil District Court.

On Aug. 18, 2014, Davis claims he entered Mike’s Discount #2 on McArthur Boulevard in New Orleans to buy a pack of cigarettes when an employee of the store began to confront him. Davis alleges that he attempted to leave the store when he was followed outside by the employee who then spit on him. According to the petition, the plaintiff then turned around and the employee struck him in the arm with a bat.

The plaintiff argues that the defendants are negligent through the acts of the employee. The plaintiff also contends store owners Adel and Zegar, Inc. also attributed to his injuries for negligently hiring and/or supervising the employee.

As a result of the incident, Davis claims he suffered a broken left arm for which he is seeking damages for medical expenses, mental pain and suffering, mental anguish and loss of enjoyment of life.

Davis is represented by Alan J. Yacoubian, Neal J. Favret, and Jason M. Freas of New Orleans-based Johnson, Yacoubian, and Paysse.

The case has been assigned to Division G Judge Robin M. Giarrusso.

Case No. 15-07885.

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