Liquor Liability Recovery
Three innocent people were tragically killed in a car accident caused by a drunk driver and the establishments that over-served him alcohol. The three victims were driving home from a funeral when they were struck and killed by the drunk driver in Bethlehem Township. Meanwhile, after an outing to a hockey game in Reading and a night of partying afterward, the drunk driver had a blood alcohol content of 0.23%, nearly three times the legal limit for driving. The drunk driver was seen drinking alcohol out of a votive candle holder, committing random acts of violence in the street, and vomiting at one of the many bars he was at.
Despite this blatantly obvious drunken behavior, the establishments he entered continued to serve him alcohol. The drunk driver, Anthony Bruno consumed alcohol at the following places: Roosevelt’s 21st Ale House in Bethlehem, Sovereign Center Arena, Kutztown Tavern a/k/a Shorty’s in Kutztown and Kutztown Pub a/k/a Ktown Pub in Kutztown.
Prior to trial, Kevin R. Marciano, Esquire and Patrick D. MacAvoy, Esquire of Marciano & MacAvoy successfully settled the case for the families against the various establishments that over-served him alcohol for a total of $12,700,000. Also, as is common practice for the attorneys at Marciano & MacAvoy in any liquor liability case, the terms of the settlement forced the defendants to make personal contributions to Mothers Against Drunk Driving.