Garcia & Ochoa - July 2020

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Parties to Justice CASE FACTS: When our clients reached out to us with their case, they had just experienced a terrible loss. Their mother had just been killed in an accident caused by the defendant, who was quite intoxicated at the time. The defendant had dined at a restaurant, and while there, the bartender continued to serve them alcoholic drinks, despite their showing signs of already being intoxicated. Not only did the staff on duty not withhold drinks, but they also let the defendant leave the restaurant knowing that their level of intoxication posed a danger to others. This was in direct violation of dram shop laws, and our team took the case to serve justice for our clients. THE OUTCOME: When taking up this case, our attorneys knew that the death of this innocent bystander was not only the blame of the drunk individual. Thus, we turned to the restaurant and on-duty staff who had let the defendant walk out. The restaurant denied the allegations that they had anything to do with the accident in question, but our team did not relent. And we managed to win the case. Although we cannot do anything for the aching loss our clients went through in this traumatizing event, we were able to give them some closure.

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July is National Ice Cream Month, so why not cool off with some sweet, homemade s’mores ice cream? You don’t even need an ice cream churn!

• 4 oz sweetened condensed milk • 2 tsp vanilla extract • 10 graham crackers, crushed • 1 chocolate bar, chopped • 2 cups whipping cream, chilled INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS 1. In a large mixing bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract, graham crackers, and chocolate. 2. In a separate bowl, use an electric mixer to beat whipping cream until peaks form, about 3 minutes. 3. Fold whipping cream into the condensed milk mixture. Transfer ice cream to a freezer-safe container, cover, and freeze for at least 8 hours. 4. Serve and enjoy on a hot summer day. It’s especially delicious in a waffle cone!

Our team here at Garcia & Ochoa has experience in many different cases and is ready to fight for you and your family. Call us today at 956-587-5833.

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