published Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Business Briefs: Beer Board clears RAW of wrongdoing

Beer Board clears RAW of wrongdoing

The Chattanooga Beer and Wrecker Board dismissed a charge against a Market Street night club Thursday after deciding the club, RAW, did not overserve a customer who threw a beer bottle at a bartender.

The incident happened during Riverbend on June 12, and police arrested the customer on charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct after he fled to the street. But police also cited the bar for overserving.

Chattanooga attorney Johnny Houston represented Raw at the beer board meeting on Thursday and convinced the board that the customer only became upset because the bartender refused to serve his friends, rather than because he was overserved.


GM case sent to Georgia court

A federal judge in Atlanta has sent an important wrongful death lawsuit against General Motors back to a Georgia court.

Judge Thomas Thrash Jr. ruled Friday that a Cobb County judge should handle the case filed by the family of Brooke Melton. GM had moved the case to the federal court system.

Melton, a 29-year-old nurse, died in a 2010 car crash near Atlanta. Her parents sued GM alleging that a faulty ignition switch in her 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt unexpectedly shut off the engine, causing her to lose control of the car.

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