From Legal Newsline
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The New Jersey Supreme Court, in a ruling last week, upheld an appellate court’s decision to permit persons convicted of a DUI offense to sue restaurants for injuries they cause to themselves.
The case stems from a 2006 incident in which Fredrick Voss crashed his motorcycle into a car and injured himself.
His blood alcohol level was nearly two-and-a-half times the legal limit. He pled guilty to a DWI charge but later filed suit against Tiffany’s Restaurant in Toms River under the state’s Dram Shop Act.
The appellate court explained that the act provides the exclusive civil remedy for injuries resulting from the negligent service of alcohol to a visibly intoxicated person by a liquor licensee….MORE