Woods offers condolences to family suing him in wrongful death case

Woods offers condolences to family suing him in wrongful death case

The employee, Nicholas Immesberger, had a blood-alcohol level that was more than three times the legal limit, according to the lawsuit. He finished a shift on December 10 but stayed at the restaurant where he was served alcohol to the point of "severe intoxication" before he was sent to drive his auto home.

The lawsuit names Woods and his girlfriend Erica Herman as defendants because they reportedly had knowledge of Immesberger's drinking problem, The NY Daily News reports.

At the time of his death, Immesberger's blood-alcohol level was.256, almost three times the legal limit of.08.

The lawsuit says Herman recruited Immesberger as a bartender despite knowing his condition.

The lawsuit, brought by Immesberger's parents, said he finished his bartending shift at 3 p.m. and then sat at the bar drinking for several hours.

'We're all very sad that Nick passed away, ' Woods told reporters.

Tiger Woods has been named in a wrongful death lawsuit involving a former employee at his Florida restaurant, The Woods. It is unclear if Woods or Herman were at the restaurant on December 10 after they had returned home from a trip to Australia on the night of December 7.

The suit says that Immesberger also had issues with alcohol addiction, which Woods, Herman, and the staff were (or should have been) aware of, yet they consistently overserved him after his shifts.

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'We feel bad for him and his entire family.

Under Florida alcohol laws Woods could potentially be held liable as the proprietor of the establishment even if he wasn't present on the day Immesberger served.

"He referred to The Woods as his family and his friends", Belowsky said through tears. "In fact, employees and managers knew that Immesberger had attended Alcoholic Anonymous meetings prior to the night of his crash and was attempting to treat his disease".

He lost control of the vehicle around 6pm, swerving across three lanes before his auto flew through the air and crashed into the grass along Federal Highway in Port Salerno, according to the Palm Beach Post.

The lawsuit is understood to be seeking in excess of $15,000 (€13,400).

Woods is now preparing to compete again at the PGA Championship this week at Bethpage Black in NY.

The suit also alleged that the employees and management at The Woods promoted drinking by employees, CNN reported.

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