Tiger Woods, girlfriend Erica Herman face wrongful death lawsuit brought by parents of restaurant employee


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Tiger Woods and girlfriend Erica Herman, the general manager of Woods’ Florida restaurant, face a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the parents of a 24-year-old bartender of the Jupiter establishment.

Nicholas Immesberger had an estimated blood alcohol concentration of 0.28 — more than three times the legal limit — when he died after his 1999 Chevrolet Corvette left the roadway. The lawsuit filed in Palm Beach County on Monday alleges Immesberger was over-served for about three hours after his shift at The Woods concluded, before the fatal crash on Dec. 10.

Spencer T. Kuvin, the family’s attorney, told reporters at a news conference on Tuesday that Woods was not at the restaurant at the same time of Immesberger on Dec. 10.

The lawsuit alleged Woods “individually participated in the serving of alcohol,” typical language in such lawsuits. Woods could potentially be held liable under Florida law even if he wasn’t physically at the venue if a foreseeable risk of…

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