A man allegedly attacked and robbed of possessions worth $1 million after the International Watch and Jewelry Guild expo has launched a lawsuit against Uber, Tropicana Las Vegas, and several other entities. Raimond Irimescu, a watch distributor, asserts that he was assaulted by masked criminals and robbed after attending the event on October 19, 2021.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Irimescu filed his lawsuit in District Court, naming Uber, an identified Uber driver (R.S.), Raiser LLC (an Uber subsidiary), Tropicana Las Vegas, and several unnamed defendants. The claim suggests that Tropicana Las Vegas failed to provide adequate security for the expo, lacking necessary safety protocols. Irimescu accuses Uber and Raiser of not ensuring a safe environment for him and of neglecting to identify potential risks. The lawsuit also states that Uber’s background checks and driver training were inadequate.
Detailing the incident, Irimescu alleges that after he booked an Uber from the expo, two vehicles boxed in his Uber ride. Four masked individuals then shattered the Uber’s windows, assaulted him causing significant injuries, and stole his belongings, including a backpack and two luggage items, worth an estimated $1 million. The attack led to Irimescu incurring medical expenses and loss of income due to his inability to work.