Tiger Woods named in wrongful death lawsuit involving former employee

Both Tiger Woods and his girlfriend Erica Herman, were named in the lawsuit

The lawsuit, filed this week, alleges that Nicholas Immesberger was over-served at The Woods Jupiter restaurant following a shift in December 2018, before dying in a vehicle crash in his Corvette with a blood alcohol level triple the legal limit.

According to the suit, Immesberger finished a shift on December 10, 2018 - but stayed at the restaurant for hours where he was served alcohol to the point of "severe intoxication" before he was sent out to his auto to drive home.

Because Herman is the general manager at The Woods, the lawsuit claims that she has a responsibility to ensure that patrons are not overserved.

The family claims Woods and Herman knew Immesberger had a habitual problem with alcohol but allowed him to be served anyway. He said it was a "terrible night, a bad ending".

A police report showed that Immesberger's blood alcohol limit was.256, more than three times the legal limit, at the time of his death. Other employees, as well as Herman, knew that Immesberger attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. "It's very sad", Woods said on Tuesday, according to ESPN. During a press conference ahead of the annual major tournament on Tuesday, on the heels of the lawsuit being filed, Woods briefly addressed the legal matter he's now faced with.


He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom last week at a White House ceremony. CBS news reports Immesberger's friend told The Woods employees not to serve the man anymore. He later died after losing control of his auto and swerved across three lanes of highway traffic before going airborne and landing in a grassy patch, according to Florida Highway Patrol, per the Palm Beach Post.

He also cited a state law that holds the establishment responsible if it "knowingly serves a person habitually addicted to the use of any or all alcoholic beverage".

The family is seeking damages of more than $15,000, according to NBC News. Immesberger died at approximately 6pm local time on December 10, around three hours after finishing his shift.

She said that The Woods Jupiter had failed her son and called on all restaurants and bars to take the issue of over-serving employees more seriously.

Woods is playing in the PGA Championship this week at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, New York, and was at the course early Monday to practice.

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