Taylor Meyer’s Family Settles Party Death Lawsuit

PLAINVILLE (AP) – The family of a 17-year-old high school senior from Plainville who drowned in 2008 after wandering away from an outdoor underage drinking party has settled a wrongful death lawsuit with two people who allegedly supplied the alcohol.

A lawyer for Taylor Meyer’s estate tells The Sun Chronicle of Attleboro that the family has reached an agreement with Paige and Brian Zuzick, a brother and sister who were among seven defendants in the January 2010 lawsuit.

Related Story: 52 Arrested at Underage Drinking Party in Plainville

The lawyer said he could not disclose financial terms of the settlement, but said the family was driven to settle by the “enormous remorse” shown by the Zuzicks.

Meyer, a King Philip Regional student, drowned in a swamp near the abandoned Norfolk Airport.

A lawyer for the Zuzicks did not return a message.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. Matt says:

    So let me get this straight. The Meyer’s do a bad job parenting by not teaching their daughter right from wrong. Then they sue ( and win) for her mistake? This is not the America our Founding Father’s envisioned.

  2. Ed Dracut says:

    This is America and it’s allways someone elses fault. It is a tragedy I feel for the parents of Taylor. I can’t imagine the pain they fell but I have to agree with Matt. No one forced her to drink at that party. If anything those who supplied the booze should face criminal not civil penalites.

  3. DAN says:

    WHAT WAS A 17 YEAR OLD DOING DRINKING BUY A POND…..HELLO PEOPLE THE PARENTS SHOULD BE SUED FOR NEGLECT…WELL, PARENTS GET WHAT THEY DESERVE…HOPE THE MONEY HELPS

  4. Lisa says:

    I agree with Matt, Ed and Dan. Also, it is not like this girl was innocent and this was her first time drinking. She had, in fact, been arrested for underage drinking the year before. Sadly, her parents are just like so many parents today. Instead of making their children take responsibility for their actions, they have to find someone else to blame. It is a tragedy that this girl lost her life, but let’s set the record straight. Taylor was the one who chose to drink, not her friends. Taylor was the one who drank in such excess that she couldn’t get up after she fell into water, not her friends. Sorry but her parents deserve nothing since after her underage drinking offense, they should’ve foreseen this was coming.

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