In violation of a local ordinance, Tavern serves alcohol to Sam, obviously intoxicated. Sam picks a fight with Victim, beating him severely. The fight is broken up. As Sam leaves the bar, Victim’s friend, Payback, beats Sam in turn. Sam’s staggers to his vehicle, drives off and runs over Pedestrian. He continues along until he runs into a utility pole, ending his evening with a lengthy hospitalization.
Now, consider all your arguments in the above situation. Be the Jury and speak the truth, vere dictum. Render your verdict, concerning the respective rights and liabilities of the parties, including awarding monetary damages, if any.
Be sure to explain your reasoning.