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$2.3 Million Santa Clara Bicyclist Wrongful Death Settlement: Sometimes Defendants Do the Right Thing

A settlement has been reached between Clara County, CA and the parents of a bicyclist killed when a former sheriff’s deputy apparently fell asleep at the wheel and drove his patrol car into a group of cyclists. The case settled for $2.3 Million. Other cases are still pending.

I often rant, at this location, about tort reform and the US Chamber’s ridiculous crusade to classify all cases as frivolous and/or abusive. Here is a case where the county stepped up to the plate and did the right thing. The family has been reasonably compensated and the settlement avoids a painful trial. Craig Needham represented the family and Lawsuit Financial congratulates him on a job well done.

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