Practice Area:Personal Injury
Outcome:Summary Judgment for client upheld on appeal.
Description:Appeals Court of Massachusetts upheld superior court granting of our motion for summary judgment. Tavern patron claimed severe injuries in the hands of criminals who had offered her a ride home when she was walking down street in a visibly intoxicated state after leaving tavern. The appeals court held that actions by bar, which allegedly continued to serve patron while she was visibly intoxicated, violating statute, were not a proximate cause of assault and rape, which was not reasonably foreseeable to tavern. Appeals Court ruling denied review by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.