We are representing Stacey Jackson, the mother of Jerry Brown, Jr., one of the members of the Dallas Cowboys practice squad who was killed in a car accident.
This is a case involving the death of Jerry Brown, Jr., one of the members of the Dallas Cowboys practice squad. Aldous \ Walker, LLP represent Stacey Jackson, Jerry’s mother and representative of his estate.
In the early morning of December 8, 2012, Jerry and his best friend, Josh Brent, were drinking at Privae Lounge (part of Beamers Private Club). Afterwards, Josh and Jerry left in Josh’s Mercedes. While driving at a high rate of speed, Josh lost control & crashed his vehicle, killing Jerry. Josh’s blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit. He was arrested for intoxication manslaughter and subsequently served time in prison for the offense.
Video evidence at the bar shows that Josh was served several full bottles of alcohol and was allowed to freely pour his own drinks. Plaintiffs have retained an expert toxicologist who will opine that Josh would conservatively have had to consume at least 10 drinks during the 75 minutes he was at Privae.
Further, Plaintiffs have retained an expert on responsible alcohol retailing practice who will opine that the video evidence shows multiple violations of TABC policies. Defendants have designated NO experts. Following the incident, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission cited the bar for violations of TABC policies resulting in the bar being closed down.
Our law firm brought a dram shop suit against the owners of the bar, not Josh Brent. The bar owners brought Josh Brent in as a third-party defendant. The incident received massive media coverage at the time, as well as during Brent’s criminal trial.
The case, Brown v. Beamers Private Club d/b/a Privae Lounge, is pending in the 191st District Court of Dallas County, Texas. Specially set for trial on February 16, 2016.
Aldous \ Walker was prepared to begin trial to seek justice for their clients regarding the tragic death of former Dallas Cowboy Jerry Brown, Jr. However, late Friday before the trial was set to begin the next week, the bar defendants filed for bankruptcy which automatically delays the trial from going forward. We will continue to fight for justice and look forward to our day in court to present this important case to the jury.