Ortiz v. Chapter 2 LLC
At a hearing in damages, a court can award damages for medical expenses, loss of wages, permanent disability and pain and suffering. Allegedly, the defendant bar and restaurant served alcohol to Channing Cooney, and Cooney drove while intoxicated and injured the plaintiff, Carlos Ortiz. Ortiz sued Chapter 2 LLC, which does business as Humphrey's Grille & Bar, and individual defendants, alleging that he broke his pelvis and injured his knee. Judgment of default entered against the defendants. At a hearing in damages, the court found that the plaintiff proved that he required medical treatment, that he lost wages, because he was unable to work when injured, and that he suffered a permanent disability. The court awarded economic and non-economic damages, for pain and suffering, in the amount of $200,000.