$8 Million
Wrongful Death 

School district is deemed responsible for negligence in the drowning death of a 15-year-old in swimming class due to improper supervision. Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook helps victim’s family recover $8 million in a settlement.

The case involved San Ramon Valley Unified School District and teacher, who the family alleged failed to supervise his students in a swimming class when he was preoccupied with his phone at the time of the victim’s drowning. The plaintiffs’ son was swimming in a pool with 56 other students when he drowned in May 2018.

The family also said that the school district didn’t have policies or procedures in place to supervise swimming classes, including failing to have a lifeguard present during the class to assist the teacher.

Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook was able to reach a settlement with San Ramon Valley Unified School District as the trial was approaching.

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