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Man Files Suit Over Axe Attack Which Left Him Disabled


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11/17/2008
Brent Adams
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The security company named as a defendant in the negligence suit filed by Michael Levy for the personal injuries he sustained in an axe attack, leaving him a quadriplegic, has denied the allegations and suggested that the assault may have been provoked by Levy.

 

Levy’s disabling injuries were sustained in what has been described as an unprovoked attack by three teenagers who surrounded him on the dance floor during an October 2006 party at Tynehead Hall in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.

 

Tony Nguyen attacked Levy with his fists, Robert Green broke a bottle over Levy’s head, and Enrique Quintana struck him with an axe three times.

 

Quintana received a 10-year prison sentence, Green received a two-year prison sentence, and Nguyen received 20 months of house arrest, but had his conditional sentence replaced by a custodial sentence upon appeal.

 

Levy filed a claim in the Supreme Court of British Columbia claiming damages against Quintana, Green, and Nguyen in addition to Tynehead Hall, the party’s teenage hosts, and Ram Security Services Ltd.

 

According to Levy, three unidentified security guards were negligent through their alleged failure to prevent weapons, drugs, and alcohol from entering the party and their failure to help him both during and after the attack.



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