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Aug 25, 2015
NNSC has added the following License:

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Bar Beatings
Some Bouncers Get Professional Training
Reported by: Andy Gastmeyer
With so many new nightclubs opening up and with so many younger people being drawn to a certain few areas of the city, there is greater concern about keeping things under control.

 Enter then, A former bouncer who has a service he feels every nightclub owner in the city should be taking advantage of.

Lee Vineyard  the CEO of a company called National Nightclub Security Council.  

The services the council is offing is top of the line. I had a chance to set in on one of Mr. Vineyard classes and was shocked with the knowledge that a bouncer should have. Bouncers are in my view under trained. With reports about alleged beatings of patrons at a number of local clubs.  Mr. Vineyard is offering to club owners who are interested, training sessions that will help their bouncers subdue unruly patrons without harming them or other innocent bystanders.

Most importantly, they help them avoid costly legal battles.

Most of what they teach involves applying various effective, but they say harmless, pressure techniques on a patron who is being unruly. For example, the application of pressure just under a person's chin will enable a team of bouncers to subdue that person, without the incident leading to an all out fist fight and serious physical harm to all involved.

To date, Mr. Vineyard has provided such training for a number of clubs, including The Attic and Club Laga in Oakland.

As Vineyard puts it, "A lot of problems with clubs is security is the last thing. And it should be the first thing they look at, because security is the thing that's going to make you or break you as far as lawsuits".


Pennsylvania club patron alleges he was brutalized by bouncer
On behalf of John McTiernan of Caroselli Beachler McTiernan & Conboy, L.L.C. posted in Premises Liability on Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

Allegheny County bars and clubs often hire security personnel to ensure the safety of employees and patrons. The action is more than a courtesy; club and bar owners can be held accountable for customers' injuries in premises liability lawsuits. The property owner also is responsible for hiring and training competent staff members.

A man injured at an adult entertainment club in eastern Pennsylvania recently filed a federal claim against the business for negligence. The out-of-state man was a member of a bachelor party visiting Delilah's Den in April 2012. The complaint alleges that the patron was the victim of an unprovoked attack by a club bouncer.

The plaintiff stated a member of the club's security staff hit him on the head with an unidentified object as the club goer was leaving the building with a sick friend. The bouncer then allegedly shoved the man out of the club, causing the patron to fall and strike his head. The victim was comatose for several days during hospital treatment for extensive bodily injuries.

The lawsuit alleged bouncers at Delilah's Den had a history of brutal customer assaults, prompting Philadelphia officials to create a new local law in 2012 regulating strip club security personnel. Delilah's Den owners argued that the harsh security measures were necessary to prevent "unruly" customers from causing problems among club guests and dancers.

The plaintiff hopes to recover more than $75,000 for medical costs, wage losses due to his injuries and damages caused by emotional distress. The patron also has asked a federal court to award punitive damages, as punishment for the club's intentionally brutal security policies and poorly-trained and inadequately-supervised staff members.

More than one defendant may be liable for a plaintiff's injuries. A legal claim might name individual workers, an employer and, if different, a property owner and other third parties. An attorney will help identify responsible parties before a complaint is filed.