Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 42 / 19 October 2017
 

SF Pride settles ’13 shooting lawsuit

Plaintiff Trevor Gardner, shown outside of court this month. Photo: Rick Gerharter

Plaintiff Trevor Gardner, shown outside of court this month. Photo: Rick Gerharter

Organizers of San Francisco’s annual LGBT Pride parade and celebration today (Tuesday, November 17) settled a lawsuit with a man who’d sued them after he was shot at the June 2013 party.

Trevor Gardner, 25, of Los Angeles, claimed that SF Pride’s lax security led to him being shot in the leg after a brawl broke out nearby.

Gardner had sought millions from festival organizers. Ryan Lapine, Gardner’s attorney, and Maria Caruana, SF Pride’s attorney, declined to share details on the settlement, citing confidentiality.

The trial in the case started last week but the jury that had just been selected was dismissed after an error in the juror questionnaire, according to court documents. A new jury was supposed to be selected this week.

Eric Ryan, who was also shot at the 2013 Pride event, has also sued organizers. His case has not been resolved.

The Bay Area Reporter will have more on this story in the Thursday, November 19 edition.

— Seth Hemmelgarn, November 17, 2015 @ 3:16 pm PST
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