A SETTLEMENT has been reached in a doorman's legal action against one of Ireland's biggest nightclubs over stabbing injuries he received when a 15-strong gang – allegedly involved in the drug trade – tried to force its way into the premises.
Srdan Suton (34), originally from Croatia and now living in Sutton, Co Dublin, claimed the Wright Venue in Swords, Co Dublin, and the security firm which employed him, failed to have proper safety procedures and systems in place when he was stabbed twice in the lower back on July 31, 2010.
The case was settled at the High Court yesterday without admission of liability.
The alleged failures by management included that Mr Suton was not properly briefed about another incident at the club three weeks earlier when a gang involved in drugs assaulted another doorman, the court heard.
When a 15-man "mob" returned on July 31, "it was known there was a score to be settled", the court also heard. During a confrontation, Mr Suton was stabbed by one of the gang.