Cy-Fair country club sued after fatal car accident
A family is suing over claims a loved one was killed after a country club in Cy-Fair over-served alcohol to an employee and then let him operate a vehicle.
Margaret Caldwell and others, on behalf of the deceased Johnnie Lampton, III, filed a lawsuit on Nov. 15 in Harris County District Court against Sterling Golf, Inc., Houston National Golf Club and Sterling County Club at Houston National, of Cy-Fair, citing negligence and gross negligence.
Caldwell says on Aug. 18, Sterling County Club at Houston National employee Stephen Ellis killed Lampton in a drunk-driving accident that occurred after Ellis consumed alcoholic beverages on the job.
The suit alleges the country club continued to serve Ellis alcohol even though he presented a danger to himself and others and that they failed to stop him from driving while intoxicated.
The plaintiffs are seeking wrongful death damages and exemplary damages, as well as court costs. They are being represented in the case by Houston attorney Will Womble.
Harris County District Court Case No. 2011-69131.
This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Harris County Courthouse. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.
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