Strip Club Gets $8M Injury Award Nixed On Appeal

By Y. Peter Kang (November 15, 2018, 6:41 PM EST) -- An Arizona appellate panel on Thursday tossed a jury's $7.9 million award in a suit accusing a strip club of overserving alcohol to a patron who later caused a man's severe injuries in an auto collision, saying the trial judge failed to give the jury proper instructions.

In a published opinion, a three-judge Court of Appeals panel vacated the jury verdict in favor of Mark Dupray in a suit accusing the Jaguars gentlemen's club, operated by JAI Dining Services Phoenix Inc., of serving 12 drinks in three hours to an intoxicated customer, Pedro Panameno, whose vehicle rear-ended Dupray's scooter while the...

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