WEST PALM BEACH, FL—A wrongful death lawsuit against golfer Tiger Woods has been dropped indicating “no connection” to The Woods Jupiter restaurant where employee Nicholas Immesberger, 24, died in fatal drunk driving accident in 2018. The announcement was released by Woods’ attorney, Barry Postman in a statement on Monday, June 24.
A lawsuit was filed in May 2019 by his parents Mary Katherine Belowsky and Scott Duchene against, The Woods Jupiter eatery, a Flagshift Restaurant and Bar, Woods invested in. General Manager, Erica Herman Woods’ girlfriend is still listed as a defendant in suit.
Immesberger’s parents also sued the defendants for $15,000 for emotional and financial harm.
On December 10, 2018, Immesberger sat at the bar after finishing his shift at 3 p.m., where “co-workers excessively served him alcohol to the point of severe intoxication knowing he was an alcoholic and then sending him out to his car,” the suit states. His parents stated the events “caused or contributed” to his death.
Court documents further revealed Immesberger departed the restaurant around 6 p.m. intoxicated, with intentions to drive his 1999 Chevrolet Corvette. He traveled northbound near 6539 Federal Highway and the vehicle went airborne after losing control causing a single-car accident. The 24-year-old smashed into a sign with a blood-alcohol level of .256, three times the legal limit in the state of Florida. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police records indicated he was not wearing a seat belt.
In November 2018, Immesberger had another alcohol related accident and was forced to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. Court documents stated that Herman initially recruited Immesberger to work as a bartender at the eatery. She and Woods had “direct knowledge” of Immesberger’s drinking problem.
The trial in the case is currently underway with the Circuit Court Of Palm Beach County Florida.