HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — Cynthia Long, individually, as wrongful death beneficiary, and on behalf of the Estate of Roosevelt Long, and Wendy Soto, as next friend of R.L., a minor child, have filed a lawsuit against OL Beverage Holdings LLC d/b/a Ojos Locos Sports Cantina. The lawsuit was filed in the District Court of Harris County, Texas, and seeks monetary relief over $1,000,000.
According to the Plaintiffs’ Original Petition, the plaintiffs allege that on the evening of June 17, 2022, and early morning of June 18, 2022, Ojos Locos sold, served, and/or provided alcoholic beverages to Roosevelt Long, even though it was apparent that he was obviously intoxicated to the extent that he presented a clear danger to himself and to other persons.
Roosevelt Long left Ojos Locos’ establishment in an intoxicated state, then operated a motor vehicle and travelled northbound on the 14000 block of Gulf Freeway Service Road, where Mr. Long’s vehicle failed to travel in a single lane and struck the east curb, causing the vehicle to roll multiple times. As a result of the collision, Roosevelt Long sustained injuries that ultimately resulted in his death. However, prior to his death, Roosevelt Long suffered extreme physical pain and mental anguish.
The plaintiffs claim that Ojos Locos and its employees were “providers,” as defined by Section 2.01(1) of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code. They allege that Ojos Locos and its employees sold, served, or provided alcoholic beverages to Roosevelt Long, an adult recipient, even though it was apparent to Ojos Locos and its employees that Roosevelt Long was obviously intoxicated to the extent that he presented a clear danger to himself and to others.
The lawsuit alleges that Ojos Locos’ negligence directly and proximately caused the death of Mr. Long, resulting in serious personal loss and damages to the plaintiffs. The plaintiffs are seeking damages for past and future pecuniary loss, past and future love, affection, solace, comfort, companionship, society, emotional support, and happiness by virtue of the destruction of the parent-child relationship, and past and future mental anguish, grief, and sorrow.
The plaintiffs are represented by Keith C. Purdue, E. Michael Grossman, and Emily Price of Grossman Law Offices, P.C.