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Hilton Ruiz’s Family to Sue New Orleans Club

The family of late Afro-Cuban piano legend Hilton Ruiz (pictured) is suing a New Orleans club, claiming Ruiz was attacked while inside the establishment and that club bouncers failed to break up the fight or assist an injured Ruiz.

Ruiz, 54, died June 6 in New Orleans’ East Jefferson General Hospital after being comatose since May 19, when he was found outside Bourbon Street’s Club Utopia with massive head injuries.

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