The disgraced media mogul, Harvey Weinstein, has had his name in the press quite a few times in recent months, both due to multiple sexual harassment and assault allegations and the impact on Weinstein Co. A further lawsuit has now come to light which, although it involves sexual assault claims, is quite different from the others, and not only because the victim is male. Gregory Ackers, who is representing himself in the Los Angeles lawsuit, has filed on the basis of personal liability, premises liability, and intentional body injury. The case was brought to Los Angeles County Superior Court in November 2017.
The information which has been made available about this lawsuit contains some graphic details relating to the plaintiff’s allegations, relating to an incident that took place at a 2007 American Film Market event in Santa Monica’s Akwa restaurant. The plaintiff stated that he was an aspiring director at the time of the assault.
Although the statute of limitations for filing this case may have passed, it continues to proceed through the Los Angeles legal system, having been assigned to an Independent Calendar Court in February.
No details of the premises liability aspect of the lawsuit filed by Mr. Ackers are currently available, and it is important to remember that no evidence of any wrongdoing has yet been presented. However, in more general terms, a Los Angeles premises liability claim will involve an injury caused by dangerous conditions on a specific property. For a case to exist, it must be proved that:
Slip and fall accidents make up a large percentage of the cases seen by a premises liability attorney and involve, as the name suggests, injuries caused by slipping, tripping, or otherwise falling due to an unexpected hazard. For example, a slip and fall accident may be caused by:
If you have sustained injuries due to a slip and fall, or other types of premises liability-related incident, only a highly-experienced Los Angeles premises liability attorney is likely to recover the maximum compensation you deserve.
Through utilizing an aggressive and comprehensive approach to pursuing your case, your Los Angeles premises liability attorney will seek to prove that: