The owners of Scioli's Pizza Bar have filed an appeal of the recent state ABCC decision that affirmed a town-ordered, three-week license suspension.
The appeal, filed in Worcester Superior Court, seeks to overturn a three-week suspension of an alcohol license approved by Milford Selectmen.
The selectmen voted Monday to impose the three-week suspension on Oct. 12, but the town counsel advised them that he considered it likely the punishment will be stayed, because of the pending court challenge.
The litigation and town sanctions relate to a then kicked by unknown assailants. Both men were hospitalized and one required reconstructive facial surgery, according to police.
An attorney for Scioli's owners has argued the business shouldn't be held responsible for the actions of a former employee.
Selectmen approved the license suspension, as well as a six-month reduction in business hours, after a lengthy hearing that included testimony from police, employees, former customers and the bar owner.
Testimony was taken earlier this month, but no decision has been made.