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Mr. Kane denied taking part in the fight, saying he left with Iverson as trouble brewed.

Iverson faces another lawsuit for a nightclub fight involving his security in Hampton, Va. That happened less than two weeks before the incident at Eyebar, in the 1700 block of I Street Northwest.

The Hampton case has not been scheduled for trial, said Stephen W. Bricker, a Richmond lawyer representing the plaintiffs. Last month, attorneys filed an amended complaint adding Mr. Kane as a defendant, he said.

Mr. Bricker said the two incidents were separate but “it’s kind of like Afghanistan affects Iraq, or Iraq affects Afghanistan.”

nnAssociated Press writer Sonja Barisic contributed to this report.