The Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled
that a wrongful death lawsuit against Treasure Bay Casino and a
nightclub will be allowed to continue.
That court's ruling says the lawsuit can proceed because of
questions about a possible violation of Mississippi's "dram shop"
Shelia Ricard filed the lawsuit on behalf of the beneficiaries
of Phillip Robinson who was killed in 2002 by a drunken driver in
Ricard alleged the driver, Joshua Dillmon, had been drinking at
the Treasure Bay Casino and Adventures Bar and Grill even though he
was visibly intoxicated.
Under Mississippi's "dram shop" law, business owners can be
held liable if they serve alcohol to intoxicated people who then
injure or kill others.