Law in Life previously brought you analysis from an recent incident involving an alleged battery by musician Sean “Diddy” Combs. Read the previous entry regarding this matter by clicking here. Apparently, as was discussed in that prior Law in Life entry, a civil lawsuit has been filed against Combs for the alleged battery. Read the details on this suit by clicking on this link to CourtTV.com.
Plaintiff Gerard Rechnitzer in his complaint alleges that Combs’ actions are tantamount to a harmful or offesive touching. Combs’ attorney however, disputes that Comb hit anyone, and that anyone suffered any injuries, for that matter.
This question of fact will ultimately be decided by a jury if the parties do not settle. But what kind of evidence is usually presented to a jury in such a case? Testimonial evidence from any witnesses, any police reports filed, any video tape or photographic evidence that may exist, and medical records are prime examples of evidence that would be sought by the parties to prove their case.
It will be interesting to see whether Combs will offer to settle this civil suit in light of Combs’ attorney’s statement that the suit would be “vigorously defended.”