Hernandez v. Cabaret of CC
Verdict or Settlement: Confidential
In 2011, two adjacent bars overserved alcohol to a group of oil field service workers in violation of their duty to not serve obviously intoxicated patrons. After one of the workers became belligerent, the club's bouncer escorted the obviously intoxicated patron to his car and asked him to leave. Less than 10 minutes later, the intoxicated driver hit an innocent 18 year old driver head on killing both of them. The family of the innocent 18 year old sued the bars and was awarded an $18.75 million verdict against one of the bars for negligence and recklessness in service of alcohol.