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Richardson seeks to have assault lawsuit dismissed

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Browns running back Trent Richardson most likely won’t face criminal charges arising from an alleged assault occurring at his home in December.  His lawyers are trying to bring an end to the civil charges that have been filed against him.

According to FOX8 in Cleveland, a motion to dismiss the lawsuit was filed on Friday in the Lorain County Common Pleas Court.

The article contains no details as to the specific basis for the request.  Barring evidence that completely undermines the allegations contained in the civil complaint, the plaintiffs most likely will have an opportunity to prove their case, especially at this early juncture.

They claim that an assault happened, and that it was instigated by Richardson.  If a jury accepts those allegations as true, the plaintiffs will win.  Thus, it will be hard to block them from having a chance to persuade a jury that their version is the accurate one, especially since the standard of proof in most civil cases hinges victory on barely tilting the scales beyond 50 percent.

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5 Responses to “Richardson seeks to have assault lawsuit dismissed”
  1. thestrategyexpert says: Jun 2, 2013 2:59 PM

    If I’m the alleged victim here then I might feel further damaged by his attempt to squash my right to be heard on my very real case. Can you tell us if the plaintiff now has a right to file a motion to revise their claim amount in response to this additional and new type of attack? Or do I have to let this guy and his rich legal team bully me and my poor legal team around until they have decided they are done beating me up? I just don’t have an equal amount of power to defend myself against everything they can throw at me.

  2. bloodisred says: Jun 2, 2013 5:03 PM

    I think you should review the details of the “case”. It’s clearly an attempted money grab.

  3. bigbensbailbondsman says: Jun 3, 2013 4:18 PM

    thestrategyexpert says:

    “If I’m the alleged victim here then I might feel further damaged by his attempt to squash my right to be heard on my very real case.”

    Two things – do you understand how the legal system works? Filing a motion to dismiss is a common, accepted practice within the court system. This person can’t seek damages for that.

    Second, you obviously know nothing about this case. This “very real” case is nothing more than a cash grab against a wealthy individual, and should be summarily dismissed.

  4. thestrategyexpert says: Jun 3, 2013 8:43 PM

    bigbensbailbondsman:

    Sorry I don’t accept that this is just a cash grab because you say so. That’s insufficient for me unless you have a case to present to convince me.

    And I’m aware I don’t know much about this case, but as far as how the legal system works, yes I am aware that it is a commonly used practice to try and dismiss a case, but that wasn’t my question.

    My question was with regards to the plaintiff’s right to file a motion as described in my post. I know the legal system well enough to know the defendant can do it as he did, but what I don’t know is what the plaintiff’s options are in that regard.

  5. christophershearin says: Jun 4, 2013 8:31 AM

    wait why can she sue for assault, when the police found no evidence to charge richardson with assault??

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