2008_12_verni.jpgIn 1999, a NJ man who attended a Giants game--where he was served enough beer to have 0.266 blood alcohol level (legal limit is 0.08)--drove into oncoming traffic, paralyzing a 2-year-old girl and injuring her mother. Now it's revealed the Giants' beer vendor, Aramark, settled with the Verni family for $25 million. The settlement was split between daughter Antonia, now 11 and a quadriplegic on a ventilator and her mother. Though a jury's awarded $105 million to the family, an appeals court sent the case back into court. (The driver served 5 years in prison.) The Star-Ledger reports that yesterday's appeals panel found the case raised "issues of significant public concern" like whether the Giants and NFL "engaged in practices that encouraged socially irresponsible behavior, such as excessive consumption of alcohol." Verni's lawyer was happy with the deal, "She needed to get the appropriate care, and this will more than take care of her for the rest of her life."