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Old 09-08-2011, 08:15 PM
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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Settled (SAE, Texas Tau Chapter)

Wrongful death lawsuit settled, ee:

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College fraternity settles drunk driver suit
9/8/2011 3:00 PM*By David Yates*

The Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity on Wednesday settled litigation brought by the family of Michelle Briggs, who died when a drunk driver struck her stalled vehicle nearly four years ago

. . . Court records show that on Oct. 21, 2007, Aaron Somers, a former Texas A&M student, rear-ended Briggs on Harvey Mitchell Parkway in College Station. She was pulled over in the shoulder lane with emergency lights flashing.

. . . a jury found that Somers was driving home drunk from a fraternity party. He was convicted of killing the mother of two and sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Representing Briggs' estate and her children, Joyce Briggs filed suit against Somers and Sigma Alpha Epsilon on Nov. 19, 2008, . . .

The case was set to go to trial on Sept. 12. However, Sigma Alpha Epsilon and the Briggs family reached an undisclosed settlement on Sept. 7, . . .

Somers was an active member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Texas Tau Chapter and had been drinking for five hours straight at the fraternity's Jungle Crush Party.

The event's risk manager allowed Somers to leave, even though "he was obviously intoxicated and a danger to himself and others," the suit states.

The family was suing for wrongful death damages.
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