Family of Alix Rice Settles Lawsuit Against Transit Valley CC

5:31 PM, Jul 27, 2013   |    comments
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BUFFALO, NY - The estate of Alix Rice, the Amherst teen struck and killed by Dr. James Corasanti, has settled a lawsuit against the country club where the doctor was served that fateful night.

Corasanti was convicted of misdemeanor DWI for striking and klling the 18-year-old as she rode her longboard along Heim Road last July following his attendance at a martini golf outing at the Transit Valley Country Club.

As part of the agreement, details of the settlement will remain confidential. A civil suit against Dr. Corasanti himself is set for early September.

Speaking of the civil suit, Alix's father Richard Rice said, "Justice has not been served and this is all we have left."

"Our focus has always been and remains the conduct of Dr. Corasanti on the night that he struck and killed Alix", said attorney Terrence Connors, who represents the estate of Alix Rice. 

At the civii trial, Corasanti will be represented by attorneys for his insurance company.

Among the major factors for the jury to consider:

* Punitive damages, if the jury finds Corasanti acted recklessly that night

* Any pain and suffering Alix experienced before she died

* Working against the family, the fact that Alix was not earning much money and had no dependents when she died


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