Tiger Woods Taken Off Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Woods invests in the restaurant named in the lawsuit but does not own it
Tiger Woods is no longer named on the wrongful death lawsuit against a restaurant in South Florida that bears the pro golfer’s name.
The family of bartender Nicholas Immesberger, who died in a car crash this past December after leaving the restaurant where he worked, has removed Woods’ name from the suit voluntarily, ESPN reported. But both The Woods Jupiter — the name of the establishment near Tiger’s Florida house — and Woods’ girlfriend, the general manager of the restaurant, are still named in the suit.
“The decision was clearly appropriate and reflected the fact that Mr. Woods should not have been included in the lawsuit in the first place because he had nothing to do with Mr. Immesberger’s death,” Woods’ lawyer, Barry Postman, said in a statement. “While the situation was tragic, the facts will ultimately show that the cause of Mr. Immesberger’s car accident were the many decisions made by Mr. Immesberger on the night of his passing.”
Postman argued that Woods is an investor in the restaurant but does not own it himself, according to ESPN.
The suit initially claimed that Woods contributed to Immesberger’s death because the bartender, whose blood alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit, was over-served before getting in his car to drive home.
“We’re all very sad that Nick passed away,” Woods said at the time. “It was a terrible night, a terrible ending, and just — we feel bad for him and his entire family. It’s very sad.”
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