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Ray Gates and Brian Rosenthal Receive Defense Verdict in Assault and Battery Action

Raymond Gates and Brian Rosenthal defended a hospital and a number of their employees in an assault and battery action filed in San Luis Obispo County. The plaintiff was entering areas of the hospital that were restricted and got into an altercation with various hospital staff that were attempting to stop him. The matter was tried in August 2011. Ray and Brian argued that the hospital staff did not commit an assault or battery, but instead they took reasonable steps to protect patients. The jury unanimously found for the defense.