Case Conclusion Date: January 1, 2005
Practice Area: Wrongful Death
Outcome: Summary Judgment granted in favor of client
Description: Double Wrongful Death Dramshop Lawsuit brought by plaintiff children who watched their parents run over and killed by a drunk driver last known to have been drinking in client's bar in Galveston, Texas. Successfully defended the owners and operators of the bar. Successfully challenged scientific testimony of plaintiffsâ€™ Forensic Toxicologist. Trial court struck plaintiffsâ€™ expertâ€™s opinion and granted summary judgment for the client; the trial courtâ€™s decision was upheld on appeal in a published decision. Alaniz v. Rebello Food & Beverage, L.L.C., 165 S.W.3d 7 (Tex. App.â€“Houston [14th Dist.] 2005, no pet.).