Jordan v. Iverson Mall Ltd. Partnership

2018 WL 2391999, U.S. Dist. Lexis 88542 (2018)


While being placed under arrest by officers with the Prince George's County Police Department at Iverson Mall, P was punched in the face by a mall security officer employed by Pro50. Iverson Mall (Ds) made a Motion for Judgment as a Matter of Law. Ds argue that there's no evidence that those punching P were actually employed by Pro50' or IMLP. The Court took the Motion under advisement and reserved ruling. On January 24, 2018, the jury returned a verdict finding no liability as to Prince George's County and its officers, but finding Ds, IMLP, and Pro50, liable for battery and awarding compensatory and punitive damages against both. The Court took additional written submissions from the parties on the pending Motion for Judgment as a Matter of Law. Ps alleged that Pro50 and Prince George's County employees were the ones who caused harm to P. Ps seek liability from IMLP, arguing that IMLP is vicariously liable under a theory of respondeat superior.