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2011_6_kjs.jpgThe New York State Supreme Court is allowing a lawsuit against KJ's Ale House on Staten Island, in which a customer who was attacked inside the bar in 2007, to proceed. KJ's had argued in court that they should not be held liable in the incident, in which a customer dragged another customer out of the bar and beat him over a dispute over beer pong rules. However, a judge ruled that since KJ's both provided the alcohol used in the game and failed to provide adequate security inside the bar to prevent the assault from taking place, the victim should be free to proceed with his action. This judgement has impacts on other New York establishments where a crime occurs. [NY Law Journal]