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Broker accused of being drunk, loses lawsuit against nightclub


A "drunk, aggressive, argumentative, angry and belligerent" insurance broker who claimed bouncers assaulted him at a Dublin nightclub has lost his lawsuit against the venue, according to media reports. 

Michael Halloran, a Dublin-based broker with Aon Employee Benefits who made his claim against the Russell Court Hotel now has to pay €60,000 ($64,000) U.S. in legal fees.

Mr. Halloran, who had been attending a work party with a colleague, had attempted to head-butt one of two bouncers who were attempting to eject him from the club in early 2012, according to the Irish Times.

A hotel manager told a courtroom that Mr. Halloran, who had reportedly downed eight pints of beer, had been performing front- and backflips on the dance floor, and security staff had no option but to approach him. A scuffle ensued when the bouncers tried to remove him from the club.

The judge on Monday said he had viewed video surveillance of the incident and that it seemed Mr. Halloran had tried to head-butt a bouncer, and therefore had no case.