Entercom Liable For $16.57 Million In 'Wee For Wii' Trial
October 29, 2009 at 3:57 PM (PT)
Jurors in the "Hold Your Wee For A Wii" wrongful death trial have found ENTERCOM COMMUNICATIONS/SACRAMENTO negligent and are liable for $16.57 million. According to the SACRAMENTO BEE, The seven-man, five-woman panel found that the both the corporate radio group and its SACRAMENTO cluster were negligent in putting on the contest that ultimately resulted in the death of JENNIFER LEA STRANGE.
Counsel for the Plaintiffs originally asked the jury for an award "for economic and non-economic damages in a range of $34 million to $44.3 million." The aggrieved parties include her husband, WILLIAM STRANGE, individually and as guardian of their two young children, RYLAND, 6, and JORIE, 3; and RONALD SIMS, the father and guardian of the women's oldest son, KEEGAN, 13.
Entercom "Respects" Jury Decision
ENTERCOM spokesperson CHARLES SIPKINS released the following statament:
JENNIFER STRANGE’s death was a tragedy. Our hearts go out to all of her loved ones, including, in particular, her husband and children. While legal restrictions preclude us from commenting further on the verdict, we respect the jury’s decision and hope that it will assist the STRANGE family in coping with its loss.