IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
March 23, 2011
MICHAEL L. DRUFFNER, EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE OF PATRICIA MURPHY WAGGONER, DECEASED, PLAINTIFF,
ROISIN E. O'NEILL; SEAN O'NEILL, SR.;: O'NEILL BUILDERS, INC.; JCKN, INC., 23 J.T. ENTERPRISES, LTD.; 23 J.T. ASSOCIATES; JOSEPH A. RUFO; TONY RUFO; HARLEQUIN ENTERTAINMENT GROUP, LLC; ANNA ARENA; MIGUEL A. DORMAN; 23 CABARET, INC.; BROWNIE'S 23 EAST; WILLIAM DAVID MAGROGRAN; JOHN P. CAULFIELD; AND PAUL R. NANGLE, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Ronald L. Buckwalter, S.J.
AND NOW, this 23rdday of March, 2011, upon consideration of the Partial Motion by Moving Defendants JCKN, Inc.; 23 J.T. Enterprises, Ltd.; 23 J.T. Enterprises, Inc.; 23 J.T.
Associates a/t/d/b/a 23 J.T. Associates, GP; Joseph A. Rufo; Tony Rufo; Brownie's 23 East; and Paul R. Nangle to Dismiss Plaintiff Michael L. Druffner's Amended Complaint (Docket No. 34), and Plaintiff's Response in Opposition (Docket No. 38), it is hereby ORDERED that:
1. The Partial Motion to Dismiss (Docket No. 34) is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART as follows:
a. Moving Defendants' Motion to Dismiss certain allegations relating to Plaintiff's claim under the Pennsylvania Dram Shop Act (Count IV) is DENIED;
b. Moving Defendants' Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff's claim for common-law negligence (Count V) is GRANTED.
2. This Order shall have no effect on Defendants Harlequin Entertainment Group, LLC; Anna Arena; Miguel A. Dorman; 23 E. Cabaret, Inc.; William David Magrogan; or John P. Caulfield.
It is so ORDERED.
BY THE COURT:
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