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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former bouncer at a Providence nightclub who has been fighting a $1.5 million verdict in an assault case for two decades is making new arguments on why he shouldn't have to pay.

The lawyer for Paul Grieder of Barrington told the state Supreme Court on Wednesday that his client hadn't been served with proper notice of the 1992 judgment and time has run out for the victim to seek the award, which now totals $6 million including interest.

The Providence Journal reports Justice Maureen McKenna Goldberg rejected the arguments.

Grieder served probation for assaulting Michael Trainor in 1988 at the Living Room nightclub. Trainor suffered a fractured skull and permanent hearing loss.

Trainor's lawyers intend to seek another contempt of court order to make Grieder pay the award.

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