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Victim in Bow Tie attack files suit

Theater, teens, their parents named defendants

The Bow Tie Cinema on State Street in downtown Schenectady is pictured in September.
The Bow Tie Cinema on State Street in downtown Schenectady is pictured in September.
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The man attacked by a group of teenagers inside the Bow Tie Cinema in downtown Schenectady has filed a lawsuit against the theater, each of the teens implicated in the attack and the teens’ parents. Robin Franze of Glenville filed the suit in state Supreme Court in Schenectady County last week seeking unspecified damages related to the attack on June 28, 2013, at the theater on State Street in Schenectady. Franze claims the theater had ...


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kopacham
July 1, 2014
6:15 a.m.

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Going after the pocketbook seems to be the only way to get teens to take responsibility for their actions and the parents to supervise their children.

ajames
July 1, 2014
6:57 a.m.

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District Attorney Carney should be allowed to be sued also for the ridiculous slap on the wrist prosecution his office oversaw in this matter. Of course law makers protect district attorneys from lawsuits but the public should be made aware of how these cases are handled.

fore26
July 1, 2014
10:28 a.m.

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I agree with aajames. Go after the county. This slap on the wrist is why I will never go to Movieland again. The definition of enableing.

memny
July 1, 2014
11:01 a.m.

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If roles were reversed and it was Mr. Franze who first put his hands on and hurt one of these delinquent teens, you can bet their parents would be suing his pants off. I hope he gets everything he can out of them, assuming their parents are productive working members of society....and that's probably a big assumption

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