A Texas jury returned a verdict last month in favor of the parents of a 23-year-old woman killed when she was struck by a “monster truck” in a Dallas “gentlemen’s club” parking lot. A $10.5 million verdict was returned against the driver and the club for serving him alcohol. The verdict in favor of Gary McKenzie and Karen McDonald, parents of Kasey McKenzie, who died in March 2011 after she was run over by an SUV elevated on “monster” tires.
Kasey had been talking with a friend in the parking lot of the club when she was hit by the truck. The driver of the truck, Eric Crutchfield, was legally intoxicated. Employees at the Spearmint Rhino club sold Crutchfield alcohol even though it was clear he was already intoxicated, according to media reports. Crutchfield pleaded guilty to manslaughter and got three years in prison. Michael T. Schmidt, a lawyer with the Schmidt law firm in Dallas, represented the plaintiffs. He did a good job in this case for his clients.
Source: Associated Press
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