Family Awarded $60 Million from Stadium Beer Vendors

Via SportsFan Magazine:


A jury awarded $60 million Tuesday to the family of a girl paralyzed in a car wreck caused by a drunken football fan.

Ronald and Fazila Verni were headed home from a pumpkin-picking trip in
1999 with their 2-year-old daughter, Antonia, when their car was hit by
a truck driven by Daniel Lanzaro, 34. Antonia was paralyzed from the
neck down.

Lanzaro, whose blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal
limit, is serving a five-year prison term for vehicular assault.

The family sued Aramark, the Giants Stadium concessionaire,
claiming vendors sold beers to Lanzaro even though he was clearly drunk
and that Aramark fostered an atmosphere in which intoxicated patrons
were served.

Due to comments received on this article (removed since the poster
couldn't resist starting them with ad hominem attacks), I've removed
the commentary that I had in this space since I realized it may have
come across to be insensitive and didn't accurately portray my feelings
on the matter–which I don't think anyone really cares about anyway.
Sorry for the noise. You are now returned to your normal blog-reading
fun.

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