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$5,000,000 Dram Shop Judgment

Attorneys Patrick L. Sullivan and Dallas M. Hartman of Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. obtained a $5,000,000 judgment on behalf of a Mercer County, Pennsylvania woman who lost her husband in a DUI accident.  The judgment was obtained in the Clarion Count Court of Common Pleas and includes an award of $4,000,000 for compensatory damages and an additional award of $1,000,000 in punitive damages.  The judgment was against a Clarion County bar that served a visibly intoxicated patron alcohol.  That patron was later involved in a drunk driving accident that killed a Mercer County man.

Attorneys Sullivan and Hartman were able to hold the bar accountable under Pennsylvania’s Dram Shop Law.  This law provides an additional avenue to seek recovery if a drunk driver was served alcohol while visibly intoxicated by a bar or restaurant.

In addition to the $5,000,000 judgment against the bar who served the drunk driver alcohol, the law office of Dallas W. Hartman, P.C., was able to help their client obtain $250,000 from her own auto insurance for the death of her husband.

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