Civil Lawsuit for Wrongful Death of Bobbi Kristina Brown Reaches Judgment

The estate of Bobbi Kristina Brown—daughter of the late Whitney Houston—was recently awarded $36 million in punitive damages following the ruling that Brown’s boyfriend, Nick Gordon, was “legally responsible” for the young woman’s death.

Gordon’s culpability was legally declared after he failed to attend a number of civil lawsuit hearings levied by Brown’s camp. He also did not attend the hearing that revealed the amount of punitive damages he would be required to pay and hired no lawyers to defend his case. The suit originally sought $50 million. However Brown’s estate made a statement that the need to “get justice for Bobbi Kristina Brown” was urgent, and they intended to pursue the full collection of the judgment.

In January 2015, Brown was found face down and unconscious in a tub full of cold water—an attack her estate alleges Gordon committed after he gave her a “toxic cocktail” of drugs and alcohol. She subsequently spent six months in a coma and passed on July 26, 2015. No criminal charges have been filed against Gordon, but law enforcement officials say the case is still under investigation.

At John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers, our well-versed personal injury attorneys handle wrongful death cases and fight for victims who have suffered at the hands of another party’s negligence. If you are in need of proficient legal counsel, don’t hesitate to contact our Memphis offices at (844) 275-8422 for support and guidance.



Christina Grimmie’s family sues concert promoter for her death

Legal documents, obtained by music news source Billboard, showed that the family of 22-year-old singer-songwriter Christina Grimmie has filed a wrongful death lawsuit, claiming negligent infliction of emotional distress due to The Voice alumna’s fatal shooting.

The lawsuit which was filed in Orlando, Florida on Tuesday, December 20, names as the defendant the concert promoter AEG Live and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Plaza Foundation, which owns the Plaza Live, where Grimmie was shot to death on June 10, 2016, during a fan meet and greet.

The lawsuit claims that the defendants “failed to take adequate security measures to ensure the safety of the performers and the attendees at the concert venue”, noting that only “superficial bag checks” were conducted.

The attorneys of John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers send their thoughts to Grimmie’s family and applaud their strength in fighting for justice.