• Settlement reached in underage drinking lawsuit against Kraft Group


    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- A settlement was reached Monday between the Kraft Group and the families of victims in a 2008 drunk driving crash.

    The settlement was reached on the same day opening statements were expected to begin in Dedham Superior Court.

    Details of the settlement were not immediately disclosed.

    The family of 20-year-old Debra Davis claimed the organization, owned by Robert Kraft, should be held liable for the 2008 drunk driving crash that killed Davis and 19-year-old Alexa Latteo.

    MaryAnn Davis, Debra's mother, said her family is glad the case is over. She said Debra will be remembered as a good girl who "wasn't put in a position to make a good decision."

    Davis' family and the family of another passenger injured in the crash claim the Kraft Group, which owns Gillette Stadium and the New England Patriots, are liable because the organization allowed underage drinking to take place outside the stadium prior to the New England Country Music Festival.

    Davis and Latteo did not have tickets for the concert, but they paid to enter the parking lot to tailgate.

    Attorneys for the company said they are not responsible because they did not supply the women with alcohol.

    Davis' father, Steven, was a high-profile figure during the James "Whitey" Bulger trial. The 20-year-old was named after her aunt, who investigators claim was killed after she tried to end her relationship with Bulger's associate, Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi. Jurors in Bulger's trial ultimately made "no finding" in Davis' death.

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