The jury has ruled in Benihana's favor in the killer shrimp lawsuit:
A Benihana chef may have tossed a hot shrimp at a customer five years ago, but a Nassau jury decided yesterday it's not the restaurant's fault the man wrenched his neck that night and later died.
It took the jury less than two hours to decide that Benihana, a Japanese restaurant chain famous for its theatrical table-side food preparation, was not responsible for the death of Jerry Colaitis, 47, of Old Brookville. . . .
UPDATE: Thanks to Jim Lindgren and Joe Zwers for giving me the correct cite.