Waitresses are used to dealing with bad customers. Few, however, end up having to sue one, and fewer still end up with a $3 million jury award after being injured by a diner who couldn’t keep his hands to himself.

But that’s exactly how it turned out for Kristin Lisi, a server at the Scarpetta Italian restaurant in Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia. She filed a lawsuit after an October 2016 incident in which a wealthy patron, Gregory Englesbe, drunkenly grabbed her by the throat and pulled her in for an unwanted kiss.

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