• Employer Not Liable In Wrongful Death Suit Arising Out Of Off-Duty Employee’s DUI Accident That Killed Two
  • April 25, 2011 | Author: Brian P. Sharkey
  • Law Firm: Porzio, Bromberg & Newman P.C. - New York Office
  • At approximately 7:45 p.m. on April 20, 2006, two teenage girls were walking on the shoulder of County Road 618 in Kinnelon, NJ. Jafar v. Elrac, Inc., No. A-4945-09 (App. Div. April 18, 2011). Defendant Eugene Baum, who had been drinking vodka throughout the day, hit the girls with his rented vehicle and killed them. He was arrested and charged with reckless driving and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He was eventually convicted of two counts of first-degree aggravated manslaughter.