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New York Court Holds That Questions of Fact Preclude Summary Judgment to Bar in Dram Shop Action

In Tansey v. Coscia, plaintiff brought a negligence action against a bar and other parties as a result of personal injuries sustained from an assault at the bar by another patron, Nicholas Coscia. Plaintiff alleged that the bar was negligent in unlawfully serving alcohol to Coscia because he was an underage and visibly intoxicated person under the Dram Shop Act. The defendant bar moved for summary judgment on the basis that there was no evidence that it unlawfully served alcohol to Coscia. The Supreme Court of Suffolk County examined the factual evidence in the case, including numerous depositions, and concluded
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