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Summary Judgment Obtained in Charlotte, North Carolina Shooting Case

Brian Rawson, Tyler Stuart, and Roy McKay were successful in obtaining a summary judgment while defending a nightclub operator in a premises liability case by a patron who was shot on the property.

The case arose from an October 2014 shooting at a Charlotte, North Carolina nightclub. The plaintiff was a patron at the club watching the rap group Migos when he was shot in the left side by an unknown person. He filed suit against the club operator in October 2017, seeking compensatory and punitive damages.

Hartline Barger LLP responded with a summary judgment motion, arguing that under North Carolina law, the operator owed no relevant duty to the patron and that the shooting was unforeseeable.

On June 24, 2020, Mecklenburg County Superior Court Judge Carla Archie granted the Motion for Summary Judgment and dismissed the plaintiff’s claims entirely with prejudice.


Judge: Carla Archie

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