Born v. Virginia City Nightclub & Saloon

William J. Dyer

Case Conclusion Date:April 15, 1992

Practice Area:Personal Injury

Outcome:Secured defense verdict after jury trial

Description:Co-lead trial counsel defending Virginia City Nightclub & Saloon, Inc. and its insurer in a $10 million wrongful death lawsuit brought by the widow and family of Willie Born. The plaintiffs contended that during a "$10 Cover Charge/Drink for Free" promotion, Virginia City had over-served Born and a friend, leading to a one-vehicle accident in which Born was killed later that evening. After a week-long jury trial in April 1992 in state district court in Houston, my partner and I obtained a jury verdict of no liability and no damages, and that verdict was upheld on appeal.