Judge sets trial date for Gillette wrongful death suit
DEDHAM, Mass. (WHDH) -- The family of an underage woman killed after leaving Gillette stadium several years ago is asking a judge to let them find out more about the people working at the stadium that fateful night.
The Kraft Group sent out an email Wednesday that said the Kraft’s were never defendants in the case and that they have not been deposed. The email also said the media is being misinformed about the case.
In court Wednesday, the Kraft Group told the judge there is a media campaign being waged against Bob Kraft.
There was legal posturing in the Dedham courtroom where Robert Kraft and companies is expected to face a wrongful death suit involving a double-fatal accident that killed driver, Alexa Latteo and her passenger, Debra Davis.
“The only one who hasn’t stood up and accepted any share of responsibility are the Kraft companies,” said Joseph Bosellino, Davis’ attorney.
The judge refused to reveal Bob Kraft’s net worth, saying it would be prejudicial to the case in which the two girls died after a day of underage drinking at a country music festival at Gillette Stadium.
Nina Houlihan was the third passenger in the car.
“Of course I take responsibility for it too. I mean, but there were other factors in play that day. It wasn’t just us -- it wasn’t just them,” she said.
The families contend security was supposed to be checking tickets and keeping out the kids who didn’t have one.
Kraft’s attorneys are denying that they’re making it hard for the families to gain access to the people who were supposed to be securing lot 11 which is where the girls were partying.
“We’ll give them names but we don’t know that they were necessarily assigned to that particular lot,” said Douglas Fox, Kraft attorney.
Judge Patrick Brady is moving the case along quickly 4.5 years after the deaths of Latteo and Davis and the repeated requests for change.
“He has the power and the voice to make the change -- to put a stop to it and all I ask is to be fair. Sit down with us human being to human being and recognize that two lives were lost,” said Maryann Davis, victim’s mother.
The judge took several motions that were filed Wednesday under advisement, but did set a trial date of April 16.