Angela invited Juan to her golf club for a round of golf and a sales pitch as to why he should come to work for her family business. Juan was new to golf and Angela did not fill him in about basic golf etiquette.
Juan teed off on the first hole when another golfer on the same hole was only about 70 yards down the fairway. Juan’s tee shot hit the golfer in the eye, causing permanent partial loss of vision and a scar.
The injured golfer sued Angela for negligence for not controlling her guest, as required under the club’s rules. She argued that Angela should have stopped Juan from teeing off before the fairway was clear.
Apparently the argument was convincing, because the case was settled for a substantial amount of money before it could get to a jury.
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