Tiger Woods' name has been dropped from a pending wrongful-death lawsuit, according to Woods' laywers.
As first reported in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the announcement followed a court filing by attorneys for the estate of Nicholas Immesberger, a bartender at The Woods Jupiter who died in a car crash after leaving the restaurant last December.
The lawsuit is still pending against the restaurant and its general manager Erica Herman, who is Woods' girlfriend.
“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,” Woods’ attorney Barry Postman wrote in a statement.
Woods is an investor in but does not own The Woods Jupiter.
Earlier this month, Woods’ legal team called the legal claims against Woods unjust considering Woods did not work at or own the restaurant, and was not present the day of Immesberger’s death.
“While the situation was tragic, the facts will ultimately show that the cause of Mr. Immesberger’s car accident were the many decisions made by Mr. Immesberger on the night of his passing,” said Postman.
The wrongful death lawsuit filed by Immesberger's family claims their son died in a car crash driving north on Federal Highway in Martin Country on December 10 after staying at the restaurant hours after his shift and had reached a point of "severe intoxication."
It also claims employees at The Woods Jupiter knew how much he had been drinking prior to the crash, as well as the fact employees knew of his struggle with alcoholism.