August 3, 2015
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A popular downtown Kansas City nightclub faces another lawsuit claiming bouncers assaulted a man for no reason.
Clint Mason is suing Mosaic at the Power & Light District, as well as Cordish Ventures, Inc., an employee and First Reponse, Inc. for punitive damages.
In the lawsuit, Mason claims he was at Mosaic in March of last year when bouncers told him it was time to leave.
One of the bouncers told him and his friend that they “weren’t moving fast enough” and shoved the friend in the back twice.
Mason says he told the bouncer to calm down; they were trying to find their friends.
That’s when he says the bouncer punched him in the chest.
Mason claims several other bouncers surrounded him and he struck at the bouncer who punched him in self-defense.
He says several other bouncers crowded around him, threw him to the ground and “repeatedly and violently punched and kicked all over his body, including the back of his head, his face, his torso, his back and his legs.”
He was then handcuffed by security officers who work for First Response and taken down a stairway behind the club to the public safety office.
He says bouncers continued to punch him as he was being escorted.
Mason claims he was detained for two hours in a room without security cameras and was denied any access to medical attention or a restroom.
He was arrested by an off-duty Kansas City police officer, but was later released and the charges against him were dropped later that year when no one from the club or company testified against him.
He is now suing for false imprisonment.
According to Mason’s attorney, James Brady, Entertainment Holdings, the company affiliated with Cordish Companies, the developer of the Power and Light District, has been sued seven times for assault claims against employees at Power & Light venues since 2008.
"It doesn't seem like anything is changing down there," he said, "Nobody's being held accountable, , nobody's changing their policies, nobody's disciplining these employees."