According to a lawsuit filed Monday in Palm Beach County, Mary Belowsky and Scott Duchene say the employees and management of The Woods over-served their son, Nicholas F. Immesberger, on December 10, 2018. 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 vehicle home. As Woods has staged a career comeback that began previous year and culminated in his triumph last month at the Masters, Herman has become a familiar figure to golf fans, who have seen Woods greet her with affection after completing rounds.
Woods's girlfriend, Erica Herman, has also been named in the suit.
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The family claims Woods "was directly responsible for ensuring that his employees and management. were not over serving its employees/customers".
Neither Woods' agent nor a media relations representative answered CNN's requests for comment.
Immesberger was said to have been recruited to work at the restaurant by Herman, and both Woods and Herman had been drinking with him in the days leading up this death.More news: Liverpool fall short of title despite Mane double against Wolves
He lost control of his auto at around 6pm Eastern, and crashed and died in the accident while trying to get home. His blood alcohol level was.256 at the time of the fatal crash, more than three times the legal limit. The restaurant is said to be primarily run by Woods' girlfriend.
The lawsuit alleges Woods and Herman had been drinking with Immesberger just days before the crash and "reasonably should have known" he was a "habitual drunkard", according to TMZ.
The lawsuit filed by attorneys Craig Goldenfarb and Spencer Kuvin seeks medical and funeral expenses as well as other "appropriate damages". Attorneys representing the parents announced a news conference to be held Tuesday at the attorneys' offices in West Palm Beach, Fla. The 43-year-old will be seeking to earn a second straight major title following his win last month at the Masters, which was his first major victory since 2008.More news: Hamilton to Ferrari?! - Formula One's biggest driver moves
According to the Daily Mail, a copy of a citation shows Immesberger was summoned for speeding and failure to produce a driver's license on December 4, 2018, just six days before he died.