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Parents of son killed by drunk driver sue Golf Club for $3 million

The parents of Frederick S. “Joe” Kareta III, who was run over and killed while checking the mail at his aunt’s home in New York have sued the driver of the car that struck him and the golf club where they allege the driver had been drinking alcohol.

Claiming $3 million in damages, Kareta’s parents, Frederick Kareta Jr. and Kathryn Kareta filed a lawsuit in April, claiming Orchards Club LLC served too much alcohol to the drunk driver who killed 22-year-old Joe.

In Georgia, when a provider of alcoholic beverages serves someone who is noticeably intoxicated, knowing that person may soon be driving, that provider can be held responsible for injuries caused.   This is what is known as a Dram Shop action.

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