Summary Judgment in a Liquor Liability Wrongful Death Action

Our Pittsburgh partner, Miles Kirshner, represented The Inn at Edgewater Acres in a liquor liability case arising from the death of a 36 year old mother of two in a single vehicle accident. The decedent’s estate contended that this drunken driver was served alcohol at a time when she was visibly intoxicated. After conducting the depositions of all those people who were present at the time and place that the decedent was served, The Inn filed a Motion for Summary Judgment citing the absence of evidence from which the plaintiff could meet her burden of proof. In an Order and Opinion filed April 6, 2018, Judge Timothy Sullivan, sitting by designation in the Court of Common Pleas of Huntingdon County, PA, granted this motion and dismissed the liquor liability claim.

For a copy of this Opinion, or to discuss liquor liability matters, contact Mr. Kirshner at 412-355-4962