Dad of woman who fell out of drunken mom’s car sues mom


The lawsuit is for half a million dollars

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The father of a woman who prosecutors say died after falling from her mother’s moving car filed a $500,000 lawsuit against the woman’s mother.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the lawsuit faults Jennifer Jaeger for driving drunk Aug. 18, 2018, when she and Meighan Cordie traveled toward Jaeger’s home in King City after a wedding.

The lawsuit says during the drive, Cordie determined she didn’t want to continue arguing with her mother and demanded to be let out of the vehicle. Among other things, the suit says Jaeger failed to stop the car.

Cordie’s father, Anton Stanley Cordie of Newberg, filed the lawsuit Thursday.

Jaeger didn’t face charges for the death. Yamhill County District Attorney Brad Berry found insufficient evidence.

Jaeger pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and was sentenced to five days in jail.

Jaeger didn’t immediately return a call Friday seeking comment.

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