In a case that involves a 300 pound man (Timothy Cassidy) back on Opening Day 2007 allegedly being so drunk that he fell on a woman (Ellen Massey) breaking her back. The New York Mets lawyer Carla Varriale told the court that “When you drop the ‘L’ in ‘Let’s Go Mets’ that does not mean slurring,“.
The contention being made by Massey’s lawyer that the Mets and their beer vendor should be held responsible for his client’s injuries for serving the obvious drunk more beer and for failing to have security remove him from the game.
The Mets lawyer Carla Varriale at one point tells the judge “He (Timothy Cassidy) may have been obnoxious, but that’s not the same thing as challenging someone to a fight,” to which the judge replied, “‘I’m going to kick your ass is not a fight?”
Cassidy’s lawyer (Brian O’Connor) maintains that Cassidy was not drunk but rather pushed from behind by another fan for paying more attention to his Blackberry rather than the game.
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