The surviving daughter of a woman who was shot outside of a Fort Pierce nightclub in March 2015 recovered a $5 million verdict for her mother.
Attorneys Michael Haggard and Christopher Marlowe with the Haggard Law Firm represented Teaira Nicole Reed in her legal action against the Pride of St. Lucie Lodge 1189 Inc. According to the lawsuit, the defendant operated as a late-night hot spot called the Elks Lodge on weekends while purporting to act as a benevolent association. Reed’s August 2016 complaint accused the lodge of negligent security on its premises and being vicariously liable for the wrongful death of her mother Tanya Renee Oliver.
A St. Lucie Circuit Court jury delivered a $4.78 million verdict against the defendant. Marlowe asserted the Elks Lodge acted as a benevolent organization “in name only.”
Haggard maintained his client’s mother ”apsdjfTanya Renee Oliver “was literally a bystander” in the brawl, which involved seven combatants and many more people trying to break up the fight.
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