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Cameo Nightclub Shooting Lawsuit: Civil Lawsuit Filed On Behalf Of Cameo Nightclub Shooting Victims


The Cameo Nightclub Shooting Lawsuit Claims Cameo Nightclub Failed To Protect Its Patrons And Placed Them At Risk

Wright & Schulte LLC, an Ohio personal injury law firm, has filed a civil lawsuit on behalf of eight victims of the Cameo Nightclub shooting on March 26. The lawsuit alleges that the victims suffered serious bodily injuries, pain and mental anguish because of the shooting. The complaint names as defendants Cameo Cincinnati LLC, doing business as Cameo Nightclub, Julian Rodgers, the nightclub owner, and the Kellogg Group LLC, which owned and operated the building.

20 Shots Were Fired At Cameo Nightclub: 2 Dead, 17 Injured

The eight victims were among 200 people at the Cameo Nightclub when a dispute turned into a gunfight and more than 20 shots were fired in the early morning hours of March 26. Two people died and 17 people were injured, the Associated Press reported. ]

Police said that at least three guns were found in the club even though patrons were to be checked for weapons, Fox19 Now reported. Two people have been charged in the shootings and police are searching for a third suspect. The club gave up its liquor license after the shooting and was permanently closed on March 31. ]

Cameo Nightclub Shooting Lawsuit Filed In Hamilton County Court

The Cameo Nightclub shooting lawsuit, filed May 25 in the Hamilton County Common Pleas Court, states that the Cameo Nightclub had prior violent incidents and issues with crime. Due to this, the Nightclub’s owner, Julian Rodgers, should have known or been aware of the security risks to plaintiffs, other patrons and his business, the complaint said. Additionally, Cameo’s owners were “aware and complicit in the creation of security risks to their business and patrons.”

The lawsuit contends that the Nightclub did not have adequate security safeguards in place and intentionally allowed multiple patrons into the nightclub without any security “pat downs” or any security protocol in exchange for a higher admission fee at a secret back entrance. The lawsuit further asserts that the Cameo Nightclub failed to implement and follow a proper security plan, failed to employ adequate security, and failed to protect nightclub patrons from “violent activity and injury.” According to the complaint, the victims incurred expenses for medical treatment, loss of property, loss of earnings and/or the loss of the ability to earn money. These losses are either permanent or continuing and the plaintiff will suffer losses in the future.
( Case No. A 1702840, Hamilton County Common Pleas Courts )

“The shooting victims are seeking justice after undergoing a traumatic and devastating experience,” says Attorney Michael L. Wright, one of the founding partners of Wright & Schulte LLC. “The Cameo Nightclub owners had a responsibility to keep all of its patrons safe while on their premises.”

Attorney Michael Wright is an experienced attorney dedicated to helping those who have been harmed. Mr. Wright has handled national news media cases including the 2014 Beaver Creek Walmart police shooting. Mr. Wright is representing the family of John Crawford III who was shot and killed while holding a BB/Pellet air rifle and talking on his cellphone at the Walmart store. Mr. Wright s also representing the family of a 4-year-old girl who was shot in the leg in 2015 by a Columbus police officer who was allegedly trying to shoot at a charging dog. Also in 2015, Mr. Wright joined the legal team representing the family of Samuel DuBose, who was shot and killed by a University of Cincinnati police officer.

About Wright & Schulte LLC

Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced personal injury firm, is dedicated to the belief that America’s legal system should work for the people. Every day, the attorneys of Wright & Schulte LLC stand up for the rights of people who have been injured or wronged. If you need a law firm that will guarantee the aggressive and personal representation you deserve, contact Wright & Schulte LLC today. Call1-800-399-0795 or visit

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