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As a recent lawsuit illustrates, this is not the only party that might be held responsible for this activity. The founder of a resort in Pennsylvania was sued after several teens were injured and another killed in a car accident following an underage party at the resort. The incident occurred on a resort road. The resort owner’s daughter was also hurt as a result of a third teen who, accord to law enforcement, had a blood-alcohol level close to 0.14 percent.
The lawsuit, which was filed by the parents of the teen who died, named the resort owner, his daughter and the teen driving the car involved in the accident, as defendants.
The resort owner and his daughter may soon no longer be a part of the lawsuit. The man recently agreed to settle the claims for $200,000. The claims against the teen driver will proceed.
There is no question that financial compensation cannot replace the loss of a loved one. For many however, holding a negligent party responsible makes such a case worth it.
Source: Claims Journal, “Posh Pennsylvania Resort Founder to Pay $200,000 in Lawsuit,” May 2, 2014