Tiger Woods has been dismissed from a wrongful lawsuit involving an employee of Woods’ Jupiter, Fla. restaurant.
On June 21, attorneys for the parents of Nicholas Immesberger voluntarily Woods as the defendant from the case. “The decision was clearly appropriate and reflected the fact that Mr Woods should not have been included in the lawsuit in the first place because he had nothing to do with Mr Immesberger’s death,” Barry Postman, managing partner of the legal firm Cole, Scott & Kissane, told Golf Digest in a statement. “While the situation was tragic, the facts will ultimately show that the cause of Mr Immesberger’s car accident was the many decisions made by Mr Immesberger on the night of his passing.”
Immesberger, who worked at Woods’ Jupiter restaurant, died on December 10 when he crashed his Corvette near the community of Port Salerno, 20 miles from the restaurant. A police report says he was driving an estimated 70 miles per hour in a 55-mph zone, and that his blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit.
Woods spoke on the matter at last month’s PGA Championship.
“We’re all very sad that Nick passed away,” Woods said at Bethpage. “It was a terrible night, a terrible ending, and just—we feel bad for him and his entire family. It’s very sad.”