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Wrongful Death Case Examples
Case #1: Providing Alcohol to a Minor
McBride v. St. Ives Country Club, Inc. Case No. 05VS081814G, State Court of Fulton County
Client’s 20-year-old daughter died in a car wreck after drinking at a country club. Since the injury was to the consumer, the estate’s action against the country club was not allowed. However, action was taken under an ancient Georgia law, the Dram Shop Statute, that allows compensation to a parent for serving alcohol to his or her underage minor.
Attorney Bob McFarland negotiated a $350,000.00 settlement while a motion for summary judgment was pending in the trial court. In a later related case, the Court of Appeals denied the action. Therefore, the first case would have resulted in a defense victory if Attorney Bob McFarland had not been able to obtain this settlement with the insurance company.
Case #2: Auto Accident
Grizzle v. Hickory Flat Grading, Inc., Case No. 04-SC-1806, State Court of Cherokee County
“Lowboy” tractor trailer pulled out in front of the Client’s husband on Georgia 400 in Cumming, Georgia early in the morning which caused the death of the husband.
Defense alleged that the client should not collect since he could have seen the truck. Prior to a jury trial, Attorney Bob McFarland was able to negotiate a $377,250.00 settlement of the case.
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