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RESORT TORTS: Not Just for Tourists

Sex-Drugs-Violence logoResort Torts are cases of civil liability for negligent or criminal acts in a resort, vacation or recreational setting. They can encompass a variety of legal cases, revealing that tourists, business travelers and locals alike are all exposed to risk while traveling, vacation, or engaging in resort or pleasure activities… including NIGHTCLUBS.

The Sun Sentinel reported this week that a nightclub in Broward County, advertised from Fort Pierce to Miami, is a regular stop for Sheriff’s deputies and city paramedics, for illegal drugs being sold and used, and for teenagers who have passed out, overdosed, or having seizures.

Pompano Beach Mayor Lamar Fisher said he receives weekly calls about the facility, from parents complaining about it. He wants the club’s electronic dance music shows at Club Cinema – which pull in more than 2,000 people – shut down.

The Sun Sentinel article quoted the owner of the production company responsible for many of the shows at Club Cinema as saying that “Anything to do with electronic music, there’s going to be drugs.”

From April to September this year, 20 people at Club Cinema were treated by city fire-rescue crews – 11 of them under age 18 and 6 of them 18-20-year-olds.

Mayor Fisher said during a commission meeting this week: “One of these times we’re going to lose a life and it’s uncalled for.”