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The lawsuit, filed by the victim’s grandmother, claims that the event organizer, DaiZies, and the security firm, Southwest Florida Security & Investigations, failed to provide adequate security.
Attorney Charles “Kip” Sinclair, who is representing the plaintiffs, said, “You can’t let people come into a crowded area, drinking alcohol, waving toy guns and being in disguise and not expect something to go wrong.”
The lawsuit is seeking $5 million in damages, costs and attorney fees.
The father of Johnathan Taylor, who was killed on June 28, 2014 at Hunting Ridge Road, North Raleigh in North Carolina, while driving drunk, has sued the businesses who served and supplied alcohol at the wedding party Johnathan had attended before the crash.
Johnathan, 18, who was a fresh graduate, was returning from a wedding party held at physician Charles Matthews’s home, when his car smashed into a tree.
The wrongful- death lawsuit was filed by the Taylors against “Ridgewood Wine & Beer”, the company that supplied alcohol at the party, and “Parizade”, a Durham caterer and restaurant, that served alcohol at the party. The Wake County ABC Board is also being sued for selling alcohol to underage, as the Taylors claim Johnathan had visited ABC store at Cameron Village before the party.
In what is being termed as the largest wrongful death civil rights settlement in California history, the defendants and the prosecutors in Martin Harrison case have agreed to a payout of $8.3 million dollars.
In 2010, Martin Harrison was held on a DUI charge at Santa Rita Jail. He died after a confrontation with the deputies, while he was in alcohol withdrawal.
According to Attorney Julia Sherwin, a Licensed Vocational Nurse decided that he was not at risk of going in alcohol withdrawal even though Harrison had told the nurse “I drink every day.”
Recently, both parties have agreed on a settlement according to which, Alameda County and Corizon Correction Healthcare will pay $8.3 million to Harrison’s 4 adult children.