Parents Win $4.6 Million Lawsuit Against Bar
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A bar that served alcohol to a minor who was later charged with homicide in the death of a man has lost a $4.6 million lawsuit by the parents of the victim.
Stillwater County District Court Judge Blair Jones ruled that the Five Spot Bar was negligent in the death of Forest Dana, who was found dead in Absarokee in 2013.
Authorities are still investigating. Police believe he was hit by a car while walking through an alley.
Michael Holtz was charged with Dana's homicide, but the charges were later dropped after no witnesses were located who saw the accident.
According to the Billings Gazette , investigators later found DNA on Holtz' car that they say matched Dana's DNA.