DETROIT (AP) — A northern Michigan bar can be sued by a Black man who said he was twice attacked by a white customer because of his race.
That's the conclusion from the Michigan Court of Appeals.
BS & Co. is a bar in Wolverine in Cheboygan County.
The appeals court says employees had a duty to call police but failed to act after Edward Tyson suffered the first punches.
Tyson says he was called a racial slur and slugged repeatedly by David Dawkins when he tried to pick up a pizza in 2015.
He says he suffered frontal lobe brain damage and bleeding on the brain. Dawkins was convicted of aggravated assault.