The family of a 7-year-old girl who was killed by a drunk driver after he left a Pittsburgh restaurant has reached a $15.6 million settlement in the case. German Hofbrauhaus, a German-themed establishment, has also agreed to attempt to reduce customer intoxication and drunk driving. The parents had charged that the restaurant was responsible for their daughter’s death in December 2010. The little girl was killed instantly when her mother’s car was struck by a Ford Mustang driven by a drunk driver. That driver pleaded guilty to homicide by vehicle and was sentenced to six to 12 years in prison. The lawsuit was filed against both Hofbrauhaus and the drunk driver, whose insurance will be responsible for paying $100,000 of the settlement.
Sources: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and The Insurance Journal
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