Contract Law

DUI Lawyer Sues Strip Club, Says He Was Too Drunk to Agree to Nearly $19K in Charges

A Florida lawyer known for his work on drunken-driving cases has sued a Miami strip club alleging that it charged nearly $19,000 on his credit card in November 2010 when he was too inebriated to enter into a contract.

Mark Gold, who is pro se in the Miami Dade County Circuit Court suit, declined to comment when contacted by Random Pixels about the litigation.

South Florida Lawyers links to a Courthouse News Service copy of the complaint (PDF) filed by the founder of The Ticket Clinic, which seeks a refund and more.

At one point, the lawsuit alleges that the defendant club, Goldrush, and its owners “knowingly and continuously served plaintiff alcoholic beverages to the extent that he was rendered intoxicated, partially or temporarily unconscious, and further to the extent that he had a complete loss of judgment, rational thought, or the ability to enter into a lawful contract or agreements.”

Due to his inability to agree, the purported contract charges are voidable, Gold says in the suit. He also asserts that the money was misappropriated as a result of unfair and deceptive trade practices. His suit seeks not only compensatory damages but a punitive award and attorney fees.

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