Video: Opium Group to Pay $5 Million to Victim in Cameo Beating, Attorney Says
Cameo bouncer Cody Quaife, charged in the New Year's assault on Mohamed Youness Adlan
Photo via Miami Beach Police
In the early morning of January 1, 2015, Mohamed
Today, an attorney representing
The lawsuit was originally brought forth by Jeffrey Altman of the Altman Law Firm; then the Coral Gables-based Haggard Law Firm joined the case. Najem
Defendant, CAMEO, had a duty to make an appropriate investigation into Cody James Quaife’s background before hiring him to perform services that would require him to engage people, including ADLAN.
Had Defendant, CAMEO, investigated the background of Cody James Quaife would have revealed a criminal history that would have precluded him from being able to perform the duties Defendant CAMEO allowed him to perform.
Opium Group has agreed to pay $5 million in damages to Mohamed
Today, security video from the night of the assault was released. In the footage, you can see
"Bars and clubs should be more thorough in who they hire and the security policies they put into place so no other family faces the hardships the
As for Quaife, he's still awaiting trial on one count of felony battery. Miami Beach Police interviewed four witnesses to Quaife’s assault that night. In their police report, they write:
The defendant [Quaife] and the victim were facing each other on the north side of the 200 block of Espanola Way, which is adjacent to the nightclub. The defendant, unprovoked, then struck the victim in the face one time, causing the victim to fall back and strike his head on the sidewalk. The defendant then walked away from the victim without rendering aid.