Mississippi Lawsuit Against Bar Over Drunk Driving Death Leads to $15M Judgment

 Friday, October 7, 2011

 Insurance Journal

A lawsuit and the state’s dram shop law have led to a $15 million judgment in Mississippi against Slippery Nick’s Saloon and Grill. However those who brought the suit do not expect to collect since the bar had no liability insurance. The suit was brought on behalf of three people — two newlyweds and a friend — who were killed in a head-on collision four years ago after being hit by a car driven by a woman after she left the Gulfport bar. A waitress at the bar had served the woman drinks even though she was visibly drunk and allowed her to drive away.