After being the scene of several violent incidents last year, Club Wet is on the verge of having its doors permanently shuttered by the city. But any decision in court could be delayed after a last-minute lawsuit was filed by some outsiders to the party.
George Mull, a lawyer representing an entertainment group interested in purchasing Club Wet, filed a lawsuit over a city ordinance that he says unfairly targets dance clubs and other night-time establishments that feature music. Mull even goes so far as to suggest that the city would outlaw karaoke in some instances.
“It’s over the top,” Mull told the Mercury News.
Club Wet has called police descriptions of incidents at the club “overblown,” and it isn’t the only downtown nightclub that has felt targeted.
City lawyers are seeking a permanent injunction to shut down Club Wet, and the trial is slated to begin next week. The lawsuit filed by Mull, the city argued in court, was described as a “back-door attempt” to nullify the ordinance just days before the trial.