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Man whose skull was bashed in during bar fight awarded $58 million in lawsuit
FoxNews.com ^ | July 02, 2013

Posted on 07/02/2013 11:27:51 PM PDT by RC one

A 43-year-old house painter so badly brain damaged that he can’t speak has been awarded $58 million by a jury after a beating at a bar left him with half his skull permanently bashed in.

Chaj was attacked at a mid-Wilshire bar after trying to intercede in an attack by a bartender and security guard on two relatives who were with him.

Lawyers said an unlicensed, untrained security guard beat Chaj with a baton, kicked him in the head eight times and smashed his skull against pavement four times.


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Sayre said the confrontation begin April 20, 2010 when Chaj, his brother and two nephews, who all worked as house painters, went to Barra Latina, a neighborhood bar.

One of the relatives got into a dispute with the bartender-manager who came after him with brass knuckles, Sayre said. Quintanilla, who was working for DGSP Security and Patrol Services, began kicking and beating members of the group.

Chaj tried to intervene and said, “Stop beating my nephews.” At that point, Sayre said, the guard beat Chaj into unconsciousness. Part of his skull was gone when he reached the hospital.

“They saved his life but he has significant brain damage,” Sayre said. “He can’t speak and he requires 24-hour nursing care.”

1 posted on 07/02/2013 11:27:51 PM PDT by RC one
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To: RC one

seems very insignificant in my opinion.

2 posted on 07/02/2013 11:30:07 PM PDT by RC one
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To: RC one

He lived didn’t he? Thank goodness he didn’t use a weapon to save himself from death. Seeing as he didn’t die and all.


3 posted on 07/02/2013 11:34:02 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: 21twelve

Thankfully the perpetrators got away without being caught or shot or anything. The victim should be thankful he wasn’t seriously head injured.


4 posted on 07/02/2013 11:37:04 PM PDT by RC one
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To: RC one

I can’t even look at that photo... horrible.


5 posted on 07/02/2013 11:43:58 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: RC one

My God, why the hell are people so angry these days? Whatever happened to a good old fashioned fist fight that ends when one of them decides not to get back up? Nowadays people want to kill you. Evil.


6 posted on 07/02/2013 11:49:28 PM PDT by kelly4c (http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2900389%2C41#help)
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To: RC one
Sweet Blessed Jesus.

Man's inhumanity to man.


7 posted on 07/02/2013 11:51:05 PM PDT by Viking2002
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To: RC one

My advise is don’t go into LA bars looking for trouble...You’ll be amazed how fast ya find it.


8 posted on 07/02/2013 11:53:23 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: kelly4c

“Whatever happened to a good old fashioned fist fight that ends when one of them decides not to get back up?”

That was the old American culture. This is the new culture, the culture of Barra Latina. You know, the one that the GOPe and the Democrats are eager to give amnesty to.


9 posted on 07/03/2013 12:21:02 AM PDT by Pelham (Deportation is the law. When it's not enforced you get California)
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To: RC one
The security guard, Emerson Quintanilla, and the bartender-manager who sparked the attack have disappeared without a trace, Sayre said.

I just wonder, if they are not in this country legally, will this little dust-up delay their acquiring American citizenship? Because we certainly wouldn't want for THAT to happen.

10 posted on 07/03/2013 1:01:59 AM PDT by TChad
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To: RC one

This guy was an illegal immigrant, the bouncer, who has disappeared (back to Mexico?), was probably illegal. The security company probably has zero money (one source on the net says 400k annual revenue, before paying employees and expenses). Will this guy pay for his medical expenses? (no). Will he pay for court costs? (no).

Immigration is good for our country!


11 posted on 07/03/2013 1:02:43 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: dragnet2

I would advise anyone to shoot someone that is hitting you in the head.


12 posted on 07/03/2013 1:28:19 AM PDT by RC one
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To: RC one; MinuteGal

Hmmm, 4 times head was smashed against pavement. Considerable damage done. George Zimmerman’s head bashed onto sidewalk pavement, totally insignificant.


13 posted on 07/03/2013 2:23:27 AM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: RC one

Jesus!!!


14 posted on 07/03/2013 2:41:08 AM PDT by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: flaglady47
They need to call in 10 ER docs as witnesses and ask each one of them if those wounds were so insignificant that they wouldn't have ordered a CT of the brain to rule out brain hemorrhage/skull fractures/etc. I'll bet all 10 would say the same thing: No, I would have ordered a CT of the brain because you can not judge a head injury only by what you see on the outside.
15 posted on 07/03/2013 2:43:24 AM PDT by RC one
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Damn!


16 posted on 07/03/2013 2:59:43 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: Born to Conserve
“Immigration is good for our country!”

Immigrants, doing the beating Americans will not do.

17 posted on 07/03/2013 3:07:04 AM PDT by urbanpovertylawcenter (where the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: Conservative4Ever

“Jesus!”

Mark Twain once dropped half a watermelon on his little brother’s head from the second floor of the newspaper office where he was a type setter.

When he came home that night his little brother was laying in ambush and hit him in the head with such a rock his head swelled so that “For a time I had to wear two hats.”

This poor fellow can get by with half a hat.


18 posted on 07/03/2013 3:11:45 AM PDT by urbanpovertylawcenter (where the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: Pelham
"That was the old American culture."

That was the ethics taught in old Western Cowboy movies. Those guys would be pansies by today's standards.........

19 posted on 07/03/2013 3:17:35 AM PDT by Average Al
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George Zimmerman does not look like this.

Because Zimmerman had a gun.


20 posted on 07/03/2013 3:20:26 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: RC one

“Lawyers said an unlicensed, untrained security guard beat Chaj with a baton, kicked him in the head eight times and smashed his skull against pavement four times. “

Rent a cops. Figures.


21 posted on 07/03/2013 4:49:32 AM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Born to Conserve

“This guy was an illegal immigrant, the bouncer, who has disappeared (back to Mexico?), was probably illegal. The security company probably has zero money (one source on the net says 400k annual revenue, before paying employees and expenses). Will this guy pay for his medical expenses? (no). Will he pay for court costs? (no).”

From the sound of this article this was done to an immigrant by immigrants. If I read it correctly that is.


22 posted on 07/03/2013 4:51:30 AM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

apparently you don’t need to defend yourself with a firearm until you actually look like that...according to prosecuting attorney de la Rionda.


23 posted on 07/03/2013 5:45:16 AM PDT by RC one
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To: kelly4c

An armed society is a polite society.


24 posted on 07/03/2013 6:36:13 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: ClearCase_guy
George Zimmerman does not look like this.

Because Zimmerman had a gun and was willing to use it.

25 posted on 07/03/2013 7:43:59 AM PDT by B4Ranch (AGENDA: Grinding America Down ----- http://vimeo.com/63749370)
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To: Pelham
That was the old American culture. This is the new culture, the culture of Barra Latina. You know, the one that the GOPe and the Democrats are eager to give amnesty to.

You haven't seen anything yet. Decapitation is the standard MO among the "paisanos" back home.

26 posted on 07/25/2013 2:10:06 PM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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