Judge Approves Jury Award of $24.7 million to Family of DWI Accident
A Houston judge Tuesday approved a $24.7 million jury award to the family of a woman burned to death in a car accident with a DWI offender. A Harris County jury found the offender’s insurance company negligent in arranging for him to drive a rental car.
Verdict a First
A jury in 157th District Judge Randy Wilson’s court in Houston returned a $24.7 million verdict on Aug. 11 finding Progressive County Mutual Insurance Co., Enterprise Leasing Co. of Houston and a customer were liable for an automobile accident in November 2000 in Houston that killed a 56-year-old Seabrook woman.
Kin of DWI victim awarded 24.7 million
A Harris County jury on Wednesday awarded $24.7 million to the family of a woman killed by a drunken driver who had rented a car despite having multiple citations and a suspended license.
Store named in drunken driving suit
The Southland Corporation, owner of the 7-Eleven stores, was accused Tuesday of contributing to a car wreck by selling alcoholic beverages to the driver.
Woman sues store chain
The mother of a West University Place teenager seriously injured in a Dec. 22 car crash has filed a 12.5 million lawsuit against a convenient store chain, claiming it sold beer to a minor, who caused the crash because he was allegedly drunk at the wheel.