The widow of a man who was killed by a drunk driver in 2001 has reportedly settled with Outback Steakhouse for an undisclosed amount. The restaurant chain was accused of violating its duty of not knowingly serving alcohol to persons habitually addicted to the use of any and all alcoholic beverages.
The driver who killed the Florida man and seriously injured his friend had apparently been drinking at Outback Steakhouse before the accident. She admitted to alcoholism during her sentencing and is currently imprisoned at Hillsborough Correctional Institution, where she is serving a 14 year sentence for DUI manslaughter. According to lab reports from the night of the accident, her blood-alcohol level was 0.24. The legal limit for adults in Florida is 0.08.
The deceased man’s widow has since moved out of Florida with her daughter.
Source: Widow gets settlement from Outback Steakhouse in DUI manslaughter case, The South Florida Sun Sentinel, October 15, 2010
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