Former Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Tom Phillips, now a partner in the Austin office of Baker Botts, is a defendant in a wrongful-death suit in Bastrop County, Texas.

In a petition filed Tuesday (pdf) in the 335th District Court, the parents of a teenage girl killed in a March 2009 accident are suing defendants Phillips; his wife Marilyn; their son Daniel; Glenda and Scott Halbert, as trustees of the Halbert Revocable Trust d/b/a Country Corner; and Point Horizon Properties LLC and Kiego LLC (collectively referred to in the petition as Beverage Barn). In the petition, the plaintiffs — Cheryl and Bobby King, individually and as representatives of their daughter’s estate — allege that the Phillips’ house “was well known in the Bastrop community as the location of frequent underage drinking parties.”

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