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Jones, Skelton and Hochuli Partner Michael Hensley and Associate John Lierman recently obtained summary judgment on all claims in Maricopa County Superior Court, for two Phoenix Police officers and a client restaurant, all of which had been sued for negligence after the plaintiff was shot in the chest by another restaurant patron.  The plaintiff alleged that the restaurant and the two police officers, who were working at the restaurant as an off-duty officer detail, were negligent in allowing the plaintiff’s assailant to have a gun inside the establishment.  The plaintiff argued that the restaurant’s “no guns” policy, and its provision of security measures at the front entrance on the night in question, as well as an off-duty officer detail, constituted an undertaking to keep the premises free of guns, such that the presence of the gun alone was evidence of negligence…. READ MORE.