The 99 Restaurant chain has been ordered to pay $5 million to a Quincy, Massachusetts woman who lost in her arm in a drunk driving accident. The Essex Superior Court jury found that the chain’s North Andover facility served the equivalent of eleven 12-ounce beers to an off-duty employee who later drove the car in which Laurie Clifford was a passenger. Clifford’s right arm was nearly severed in the May 2003 crash and was eventually amputated. The verdict includes $3.2 million in damages and $1.8 million in interest. The drunk driver served 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to drunken driving.
Source: Insurance Journal
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