Well what was done to her was arguably criminal and she needs to go to the police RIGHT AWAY. Filing a police report
has the authorities look into this matter. Understand how this works:
1) a police complaint
2) the police investigate by questioning all parties involved and reviewing the evidence;
3) they pass on the information to the District Attorney;
4) the D.A. makes a decision whether to charge or not.
So these individuals may be charged criminally for their actions.
She may also sue, possibly. To sue in a state court
, one needs to have a "cause of action." There are numerous causes of action, such as "breach of contract," "negligence," "fraud," "unjust enrichment," etc., as well as causes of action rooted in statutory law. Every state has their own although they are very similar to each other in every state because they all stem from the same common law. A pleading in Court needs at least one cause of action, although it is not unusual to have more than one.
Here, the actions may be enough to pursue: civil assault, civil battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. She can get actual and punitive damages from a judgment. Not only the individuals are liable, but also the bar if the individuals that did this were the bar's employees. This is because the company is liable for the actions of their employees within the scope of their employment under the doctrine of respondeat superior
She may wish to talk to an attorney about this. Many will this on a contingency basis, meaning they do not get paid unless you do. Usual set up is their take is 33% settlement, 40% win at trial
, 45% at appeal; plus some office costs. Everything is negotiable.
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