November 9, 2017 at Lincoln Law School
384 S. Second Street, San Jose, CA
12 Noon to 1:15 p.m.
Presenters: Robert Allard, Mark Boskovich, and Laura Liccardo
Team Allard from Corsiglia McMahon & Allard recently secured a $9.5 million settlement on behalf of age 60+ parents of a young adult who was tragically killed by a commercial truck on July 10, 2014. The damages were almost entirely noneconomic; the demand for property damage was less than $10K, but necessary for the punitive damages claim in the Survivor’s Action.
Bob Allard and Mark Boskovich will share how they were able to plead and litigate a punitive damages claim despite the fact that the driver died only seconds after the rear-end collision. The success of the punitive damages claim significantly increased the overall value of the case.
Laura Liccardo will discuss pleading theories by which multiple trucking companies were held in the litigation over demurrer and motions for summary judgment, and by which many of the “bad acts” would be admissible at trial even in the absence of the punitive damages claim. She will also address the abusive motions in limine filed the Friday before trial.