On April 15, it was announced that the family of a Pennsylvania student who was killed after getting into an argument with three men was awarded $7 million in compensation from two bar owners. According to the complaint, the two bars involved in the incident were accused of serving the three men prior to the altercation even though they were both underage and visibly intoxicated.
On Jan. 14, 2012, the 23-year-old student was attempting to hail a cab when the three individuals pulled up in their vehicle. The argument escalated until the three individuals left their vehicle and began to attack the student. He died shortly after the incident. The three men ultimately pleaded guilty for roles they played in the death; one of the accused individuals was sentenced to 10 years in prison.