Tiger Woods' girlfriend is dismissed from wrongful death lawsuit

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Tiger Woods' girlfriend is dismissed from wrongful death lawsuit

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Tiger Woods' girlfriend is dismissed from wrongful death lawsuit

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Erica Herman, the girlfriend of Tiger Woods, has been dismissed from a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the parents of a deceased bartender who worked at The Woods in Jupiter, Florida.

Herman was general manager of the restaurant, which is still named as  a defendant in the lawsuit filed in Palm Beach County. The notice of her voluntary dismissal was filed Sept. 10, according to court documents.

Tiger Woods was dismissed as a defendant in the lawsuit in June. The lawsuit was filed in May by Mary Katherine Belowsky and Scott Duchene, who are the parents of Nicholas Immesberger, who worked at The Woods as a bartender.

“It has been clear from the beginning that neither should have been included in the suit despite the claims that they somehow contributed to the accident,” Woods’ attorney, Barry A. Postman from the firm of Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A., said in a statement Tuesday. “While the untimely passing of a young man is tragic, the decision to over consume alcohol, take a significant amount of illegal drugs and then get behind the wheel of a car and drive at an excess high speed rests with Mr. Immesberger alone.”

Immesberger, 24, had an estimated blood alcohol concentration of 0.256 — more than three times the legal limit in Florida — when his 1999 Chevrolet Corvette crashed on Dec. 10, 2018.

The lawsuit alleged Immesberger was over-served for about three hours after his shift at The Woods concluded on the day of the fatal crash.

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