A wrongful death lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court of New Hampshire has been dismissed after an agreement was reached by all parties. There are no specifics about the agreements reported, other than the fact that the case was dismissed with prejudice. That means that no one can bring the lawsuit back to court.
The lawsuit was brought the parents of a 24-year-old man who died after being beaten while at The Page, which is a local bar. The man's death was listed as a homicide due to a fractured skull that resulted "in an acute epidural hematoma." The man convicted of killing the victim was sentenced to 10 and a half to 22 years in prison.
The wrongful death lawsuit was brought against the owners of the bar, which is now closed. It alleged that the owners "allowed an unsafe, dangerous and reckless environment to exist," in the past. The State Liquor Commission had warned the bar 10 times before the deadly incident. The Page's license to serve liquor was finally revoked in 2013, after the victim died. The owners of The Page have since filed for bankruptcy and the bar will become the La Carreta Mexican restaurant.
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligent actions of a person or establishment, you may have a right to seek compensation for your loved one's wrongful death. Bars and other businesses have a responsibility to their patrons to keep the business safe. An attorney can help you learn more about how a civil suit for wrongful death can be filed and how to proceed.
Source: fosters.com, "Agreement reached in The Page wrongful death suit," Elizabeth Dinan, April 18, 2017