Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

The operator of an indoor water park agreed to a $4.75 million settlement on Oct. 14 in Silva v. Apex Parks Group, a Camden County dram shop suit stemming from a drunken-driving crash that killed a girl, age 9, and left her sister, age 8, severely injured.

According to the suit, Marcelo Rizzo of Elizabeth visited Sahara Sam’s Oasis Indoor and Outdoor Water Park in Berlin on Nov. 25, 2018, with his daughters, Madelynn, 9, and Juliana, 8. At a bar on the premises, Rizzo consumed two large, “fishbowl”-type drinks, one shot and two mixed drinks, in a four-hour period, the equivalent of 16 to 18 servings of alcohol, and he ran up a $100 bar bill, telling a friend in a text message he was “pretty smashed,” the suit said.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Benefits of a Digital Membership:

  • Free access to 1 article* every 30 days
  • Access to the entire ALM network of websites
  • Unlimited access to the ALM suite of newsletters
  • Build custom alerts on any search topic of your choosing
  • Search by a wide range of topics

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?

Charles Toutant

Charles Toutant is a litigation writer for the New Jersey Law Journal.

More from this author


ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.