Dram Shop Act

In Ricaurte v. Inwood Beer Garden & Bistro Inc., 2018 NY Slip Op 07242 (App. Div. 1st Dept. Oct. 30, 2018), the court held that the lower court should have granted defendant’s motion for summary judgment as to plaintiff’s claim under New York’s Dram Shop Act, but that it should have denied it as to plaintiff’s…

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In Tansey v. Coscia, 2015 NY Slip Op 31778(U) (Sup. Ct. Suffolk Cty., Sept. 21, 2015), the court denied the defendant bar’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s Dram Shop Act and negligent supervision claims. In this personal injury case, the plaintiff alleged that he was assaulted by another patron, defendant Nicholas Coscia, while inside defendant’s…

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In Covert v. Wisla Corp. (App. Div. 2nd Dept. July 29, 2015), the court affirmed the Supreme Court’s decision granting plaintiff’s motion to amend the complaint to add a cause of action alleging a violation of the Dram Shop Act (General Obligations Law § 11-101). From the decision: [W]here a plaintiff alleges that he or she was…

Read More Plaintiff Permitted to Amend Complaint to Add Dram Shop Act Claim
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In James v. Terrace Tavern, LLC, an upstate trial court dismissed plaintiff’s Dram Shop Act and negligence claims against defendant bar. In November 2011, Defendant Robert McKenzie shot plaintiff Donovan James. Prior to the shooting, McKenzie was sitting in defendant’s bar. Plaintiff sued under, inter alia, the Dram Shop Act, codified at General Obligations Law §…

Read More Court Dismisses Dram Shop Act and Negligence Claims in “Bar Shooting” Personal Injury Case
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Manhattan nightlife can be extremely exciting (I’ve heard) – sometimes in a not-so-good way. Here and below is the complaint filed on October 27, 2014 by plaintiff Amanda Keisoglu against the Hotel Gansevoort and Marie Thys (among others). Plaintiff alleges that, on August 23-24, 2014 while partying with her friends, Thys “violently, forcefully, intentionally, and in…

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Below is the lawsuit, captioned Scarimbolo v. The Dram Shop, Index No. 503141/2014, recently filed by “Sopranos” actor Adam Scarimbolo against The Dram Shop Bar and an as-yet unnamed bartender. Plaintiff alleges that, “while at the Dram Shop, several unruly and heavily intoxicated patrons became enraged and violent towards Plaintiff simply because a couple of women who had accompanied those…

Read More Beating of Actor Adam Scarimbolo Gives Rise to Lawsuit Against Brooklyn Bar
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In Parker v. Dunn, the Supreme Court, Wayne County recently granted summary judgment for defendant Hazlitt’s 1852 Vineyards dismissing plaintiffs’ claims arising from a fatal motorcycle accident. The facts: The action arises from a motor vehicle accident which occurred on May 31, 2009, on State Route 414 in the Town of Hector, New York at approximately…

Read More Court Rejects Action Under “Dram Shop Act” Against Vineyard
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