A trial in the case of a 47-year-old furrier who died 10 months after dining at Benihana, the popular Japanese steakhouse chain, opened Wednesday in Nassau Supreme Court.

Jerry Colaitis of Upper Brookville, N.Y., injured his neck while attempting to dodge a piece of hot shrimp playfully tossed at him by a table-side hibachi chef, attorney Andre Ferenzo of Roslyn told the jury.

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