$2.75 Million
Wrongful Death 

This case involves the wrongful death of a 5 year old kindergarten student who was being escorted to school by a teacher employed by the University of California after having been dropped off at a bus stop by a driver for the Berkeley Unified School District.

Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook was able to prove that the bus driver had dropped the student off at an unauthorized bus stop and that the after school teacher was responsible for picking up the child at the unauthorized stop. The child was then hit in a crosswalk by a truck driver and killed.

Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook was able to obtain a settlement from the Berkeley Unified School District, the University of California, as well as the owner and driver of the truck for a total of 2.75 million dollars. The settlement included a scholarship directed toward the creation of a computer laboratory at the elementary school where the kindergartner was a student, and the creation of a scholarship fund at the University of California in the name of the kindergartener.

The settlement also includes formal letters of apology from both the Berkeley Unified School District, and the University of California directed to the family of the minor apologizing for their malfeasance.

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