In Surviving Son v. Portable Power, Inc. (Sacto. Co.) Jeffrey Clause negotiated a $3,000,000 settlement on behalf of a 35-year-old man whose mother died in a head-on vehicle collision. The defendant accepted liability but contested the severity and amount of the damages, arguing that the plaintiff and decedent did not maintain a close relationship given that they lived in different states and rarely saw each other. Jeffrey interviewed multiple family members and friends on video and used their testimonials to demonstrate a unique and loving relationship between mother and son. The case settled following mediation without undertaking lengthy discovery.