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Man Shot by Schizophrenic Store Clerk Receives $2M Settlement


This is a settlement for the Personal Injury lawsuit.

San Francisco, CA: The family of a store clerk with schizophrenia will pay $2 million in damages to settle a personal injury lawsuit brought by a customer he shot and who was left a paraplegic.

In 2011, Michael Stafford was in the New Lite Market in San Francisco, in which Sam Kazzouh was working. Kazzouh and Stafford got into an argument and Kazzouh shot Stafford in the back with a gun his brother, Mike Kazzouh, had left him with.

Stafford sued New Lite and the three brothers who owned and worked in the store, alleging battery, negligent entrustment and negligent supervision. Stafford's counsel alleged that Fred Kazzouh told police that Sam Kazzouh had been diagnosed as schizophrenic and was not on his medication at the time of the incident, yet he still entrusted his brother with the firearm. The Kazzouhs did not contest liability and agreed to settle the case soon after it was filed.

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Published on Sep-6-11


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