In March 2018, Andre McBroom and Isiah Scimens visited Greektown Casino with a small group of people. Greektown is famous as the land-based operator of Barstool Sportsbook MI. While Scimens was playing baccarat, the rest of the group was walking around the casino. In the early hours of the morning, Scimens got into an argument with a baccarat dealer, which resulted in the security services asking the group to leave the casino.
The casino host and a security guard escorted the group out and into the VIP valet area, where they encountered two women. Someone from Scimens’ group made comments to the women, leading to an argument with an unknown man accompanying the women.
A fight broke out involving at least eight people. In the scuffle, the unknown man pulled out a knife and stabbed both Scimens in the face and McBroom in the leg. The police arrived soon after and the parties dispersed.
Scimens and McBroom filed a negligence claim against Greektown for damages caused by their injuries. Greektown argued that it only had a duty to reasonably expedite the arrival of the police, but Scimens and McBroom claimed that the casino breached its duty by allowing a host to escort the group out and not calling the police when "imminent harm" arose.
After a hearing, the Wayne County Circuit Court partially granted and partially denied Greektown’s motion. The court ruled that there were material fact disputes about whether Greektown breached its duty of care by not summoning additional security when the altercation started. The decision was appealed after the trial court denied the casino’s motion for reconsideration.