Beamers Private Club d/b/a Privae Lounge v. Jackson
In the wee hours of the morning on December 8, 2012, after a night of drinking, Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent crashed his car while speeding. Brent’s best friend and teammate, Jerry Brown, was a passenger in the car and died in the accident. Brown’s mother, Stacey Jackson, sued Brent and Beamers d/b/a Privae, the club where Brent had been drinking immediately before the crash, securing multi-million-dollar judgments against each. Brent did not appeal. Beamers did, challenging, among other things, the legal and factual sufficiency of the evidence to support the judgment against the club under the Texas Dram Shop Act.