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All Things In Moderation:
The Serving of Alcohol By Bars In The City Of Boston

The Lawsuit Discovery Conumdrum
What happens when the parties to a lawsuit refuse to follow the rules?

Jurors: What Are They Thinking and What AreThey Doing?
Jurors, and Social Media: When jurors base their verdict on information outside the facts offered as evidence at trial.

Who’s In Charge?
Alcohol Liabilty At Concert and Stadium Events

What’s Going On In A Trial?
How does it begin? What are the steps that lead to the selection of a jury? Who participates? What are the criteria for arriving at a decision?

“Reply To All”: Use At Your Own Risk
Did you ever hit “reply to all” when you meant to hit only “reply.”?

How Do You Define The Word Merge?
When two roadways angle toward each other in the same direction the drivers are urged by traffic signs to “merge”. What is meant by this instruction?

Boston Globe Press


A jury has awarded a West Roxbury family $510, 000 in a civil suit stemming from the 1987 death of a West Roxbury teen-ager who was served alcohol at a country club before she was killed by a car on Route 1. The suit, decided early in the summer, may set a precedent and redefine legal contours regarding the responsibility of alcohol- serving establishments to bar minors from drinking, said Arthur Licata, who argued the case on behalf of the family of Julie Tobin in Suffolk Superior Court. Tobin, who was 17, was served drinks by her adult cousins during a family reunion at the Norwood Country Club on Route 1 in Norwood, Licata said.

She left the reunion and was struck by a car while trying to cross the highway. Tobin, who died the following day, reportedly had a blood alcohol level of .20, while the state defines drivers as drunk if their blood alcohol level is .10.

The Boston, Massachusetts Personal Injury Law firm of Arthur F. Licata, P.C. handles Boston Globe Press for clients throughout Massachusetts including Suffolk County, Norfolk County, Plymouth County, Middlesex County, Worcester County, and Essex County, and cities such as Worcester, Springfield, Lowell, Cambridge, Brockton, New Bedford, Fall River, Lynn, and Quincy. Mr. Licata is also admitted to practice in the state of New York. He routinely takes cases by referral from other attorneys located throughout the New England region and the United States.

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