Attorneys Philip J. Layfield and Gus Bridi File Lawsuit Against Mike Tyson

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Attorneys Philip J. Layfield and Gus Bridi recently filed a lawsuit against Mike Tyson on behalf of the photographer who accused the former boxing champion of attacking him at LAX and then making false statements to the police.

A civil lawsuit, case# YC063448, was recently filed against the former boxing heavyweight champion of the world, Mike Tyson with a court date of October 18, 2010. The lawsuit alleges that in the Los Angeles International Airport on November 11, 2009, Defendant Michael Gerard Tyson, without cause, attacked paparazzo Antonio Echevarria, threatened to kill him and caused serious bodily injury.

At the time of the incident, Echevarria was under the employment of Insight News and Features Agency (“INF”) and had been sent to LAX by INF to film Tyson as he returned from Europe. Tyson has an extensive track record of criminal accusations and convictions.

The lawsuit alleges Tyson assaulted, battered, acted negligently toward, and intentionally inflicted emotional distress upon the Plaintiff. The complaint further alleges that Tyson falsely accused Echevarria of battery and made false statements to police and airport officials. Consequently, Echevarria was improperly held by airport security and arrested by Los Angeles police.

As a result of the battery, Echevarria suffered a brain concussion and spinal trauma, causing cognitive and neurological problems. Plaintiff is seeking compensation for loss of earnings, medical expenses, attorney fees, emotional distress, as well as punitive damages.

Attorneys representing the victim are Philip J. Layfield, Esq., who specializes in complex litigation and personal injuries such as brain and spinal cord injuries, and attorney Gus Bridi, who was formerly with Masry & Vititoe, the firm that was famously depicted for its environmental litigation in the award-winning film Erin Brokovich.

A press conference regarding this lawsuit will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at the office of Philip J. Layfield, Attorney at Law. The office is located at 100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 950, Santa Monica, CA 90401. A copy of the lawsuit and a video of the attack can be viewed at

Attorney Philip J. Layfield has eleven years of experience assisting his clients in litigation, health care, and corporate law. He has previously served as a CEO of a public pharmaceutical company and board of director on several different public traded companies. To learn more about his firm, visit his site at, or contact him at 310-573-8658 or philip(at)pjllawfirm(dot)com.


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