N.J. Supreme Court nixes big award, but Aramark still on trial

BERGON COUNTY N.J. Aramark Corp. [2] concessionaire, though the court allowed the family of 9-year-old girl injured by a drunk driver to continue pressing claims against the contractor and others. —The New Jersey Supreme Court has declined to consider reinstatement of a $105 million dramshop liability verdict against a Giants Stadium beer vendor who worked for an

The court on Jan. 31 denied a petition by lawyers for Antonia Verni, who was paralyzed in a car crash after a football game in 1999. —The New Jersey Supreme Court has declined to consider reinstatement of a $105 million dramshop liability verdict against a Giants Stadium beer vendor who worked for an

Two years ago, a lower-court jury found vendor Harry M. Stevens Inc. and Aramark, its parent company, liable for $30 million in compensatory damages and $75 million in punitive damages, but an appeals court vacated the award last August, ruling that testimony about the “culture of drunkenness” at the stadium was inadmissible. —The New Jersey Supreme Court has declined to consider reinstatement of a $105 million dramshop liability verdict against a Giants Stadium beer vendor who worked for an

Verni’s lawyer, David Mazie, will now have to prove that Daniel Lanzaro, the drunken fan, was visibly intoxicated when served alcohol at the stadium rather than whether a culture of drunkenness existed there. —The New Jersey Supreme Court has declined to consider reinstatement of a $105 million dramshop liability verdict against a Giants Stadium beer vendor who worked for an

The ruling sets the stage for a jury to allocate fault to other defendants—the bar Lanzaro visited after the game, the New York Giants team and the National Football League. —The New Jersey Supreme Court has declined to consider reinstatement of a $105 million dramshop liability verdict against a Giants Stadium beer vendor who worked for an