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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Ind. Decisions - "Lawsuit against Lucas Oil Stadium beer vendor can move forward, court rules"

Tim Evans of the Indianapolis Star has posted this story about this morning's COA ruling in Pierson v. Service America (ILB summary here). The story begins:

A lawsuit that claims the beer vendor at Lucas Oil Stadium overserved an intoxicated Colts fan who hit and killed a child on his way home from a game can move forward, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled today.

The lawsuit alleges South Carolina-based Centerplate, the food and beverage provider for Lucas Oil Stadium, “negligently failed to train, instruct, monitor, and restrict the sale of alcoholic beverages to visibly intoxicated persons” including Trenton Gaff.

Gaff, after leaving the 2010 Colts game, struck and killed 12-year-old Tierra Rae Pierson and injured her cousin, January Canada, also 12, after he ran off the road in the 6700 block of Bluff Road.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on May 21, 2014 01:09 PM
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