The Hinds County Sheriff's Department has seized two strip clubs in the Jackson area; Danny's and Black Diamond's.
Authorities have chained the doors of both establishments. This stems from a lawsuit regarding a man who was beaten by employees at Danny's in 2011.
According to court documents, the plaintiff was leaving the club, when "suddenly and without warning" the employees confronted him and struck him several times, injuring him.
The documents go on to say that the employees had "apparent authority to act on behalf of the defendants as a result of their uniform". The plaintiff states that he received significant medical bills and expenses and "has experienced great pain and suffering, mental anguish, lost wages and other damages as a result of the attack and his injuries".
In 2013, the owners of Danny's and Black Diamonds were ordered to pay the plaintiff $150,000 in damages. According to the business owners' attorney, a deposit was made with the Hinds County Circuit Clerk while the case is under appeal.
The attorney says he believes the writ of execution to seize the property has been carried out wrongfully. He is in the process of obtaining a court order to overturn the seizure.
Sarah Beth Wilson, attorney for Christopher Goodwin, the plaintiff, released the following statement:
My client, Christopher Goodman, is thankful for all of the efforts by the good people in the Hinds County Sheriff's Office, as well as the judges and court administrators of Hinds County and the Office of the Circuit Clerk of Hinds County, and he remains hopeful that the Judgment he was awarded nearly three years ago by a jury of his Hinds County peers against Defendants Danny's Downtown and it's owners, including Daniel "Dax" Owens, for injuries suffered by Mr. Goodman, may finally be paid and satisfied. Mr. Goodman is regretful that in continuing to refuse to satisfy the Judgment over all these years, the Defendants have now forced the measure of temporary closure of these establishments, and he extends his sincerest apologies to the employees and their families. Mr. Goodman prays that the matter be resolved and the Judgment paid in a timely fashion.
This is a developing story.
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