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Portion of Jags WR Northcutt Lawsuit Dismissed

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By Javier Lavagnino, Esq. on April 21, 2009 4:38 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Dennis Northcutt's ex-girlfriend, Sharri Henry, suffered a setback today in court in her lawsuit stemming from an assault at a nightclub last May. The AP reports that an L.A. judge has thrown out a portion of the suit in which, among various claims, Henry said Northcutt arranged her beating (while she was four-months pregnant, to boot).

The lawsuit specifically claimed that Northcutt convinced his bodyguard (who also happened to be his cousin) to "maliciously assault, beat, strike and batter ... her face and head with great force and violence, causing severe and permanent disfigurement to her face".

The judge is apparently allowing Henry to continue with a portion of her suit that goes after the Hollywood club (the Falcon Club) where she was attacked last May. However, before that part of the suit continues, she's going to have to amend her complaint to add some more meat to her claims of negligent hiring. The Los Angeles Independent noted the judge in the case said, "The pleadings are devoid of any facts that the Falcon Club hired any employees who they had reason to know were unfit".  The judge has given Sharri Henry's attorneys 10 days to straighten out the issues with the complaint.

Northcutt, just to be clear, has denied any of the allegations of wrongdoing.

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