Jack in the Box told to pay St. Louis man $20 million

Jack in the Box told to pay St. Louis man $20 million

Jack in the Box told to pay St. Louis man $20 million

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on September 6, 2013 at 9:19 AM

ST. LOUIS -- A jury has awarded $20.5 million to a St. Louis man who was permanently disabled in a fight in the parking lot of a Jack in the Box restaurant in St. Louis.

Thirty-five-year-old Ali Aziz suffered permanent brain damage and cannot walk or feed himself after he was beaten in June 2010. Four people were sentenced to prison for injuring Aziz.

Aziz sued Jack in the Box, contending it could have prevented the fight and did not properly train its employees. Last week, a jury awarded Aziz $25 million but reduced the award to $20.5 million, saying Aziz was partially to blame for the fight.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Jack in the Box said in a statement it might appeal the ruling, contending Aziz provoked the fight.

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