Brandy Norwood Fatal Crash: $50 Million Lawsuit May be Tossed
Feb 5, 2007
TMZ does the legal legwork and reports that Aboudihaj was married with two children and under California law, only the husband, not the parents, can sue for wrongful death The web site has leaned that the parents' lawsuit was filed without consulting the husband beforehand. Even more interesting, Aboudihaj has been living in the United States for 11 years. Her parents have been living in Morocco full-time, so contact between parents and daughter was minimal. Aboudihaj's parents could file suit if they were financially dependent on her, but we're told that was not the case.
This does not mean that Brandy is off the hook. She will likely be sued by the husband for damages. TMZ adds on that angle that it has learned the husband is being represented by Los Angeles attorney Bill Sayed.
Sayed tells TMZ he is currently investigating Brandy's net worth and says the matter "will be resolved by settlement or jury verdict." Sayed would not say how much money he'll be demanding, but said it will probably be a combination of Brandy's insurance policy limit -- plus something additional from Brandy herself.
Brandy, 27, was driving a Land Rover on the San Diego (405) Freeway when traffic slowed and her vehicle struck the back of Honda driven by the 38-year old Awatef Aboudihaj according to a CHP report.
The California Highway Patrol has recommended that Brandy be charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter.