'Wee Wii' Trial In The Hands Of The Jury
October 19, 2009 at 3:55 AM (PT)
The closing arguments in the infamous "Hold Your Wee For A Wii" wrongful death lawsuit by the family of JENNIFER STRANGE against ENTERCOM/SACRAMENTO presented the jury with guidelines for what kind of compensation should be awarded should they find ENTERCOM liable this week.
SACRAMENTO BEE reporter ANDY FURILLO and KOVR CBS 13 reporter DAVID BEGNAUD reported that the attorney for the STRANGE family, ROGER DREYER, is seeking more than $24 million, and plaintiff attorney HARVEY LEVINE is seeking $12 million more. They report that ENTERCOM's attorney DON CARLSON said $4.5 million would be more appropriate.
THE SACRAMENTO PRESS' SUE WILSON reports "attorneys are not asking for punitive damages in this case, but rather for economic and non-economic damages for the 2.75 years since JENNIFER STRANGE died and the 51.75 years she would be expected to live.in the future."
The jury will need to determine, should they find ENTERCOM liable, the economic impact of the death on the family, based on reports that JENNIFER STRANGE was the bigger wage earner in her family.