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Pedestrian Struck By Bus

In Surviving Parents v. MUNI (San Francisco Sup. Ct.), our MUNI Bus team negotiated a wrongful death settlement of $2,850,000 on behalf of parents whose 23-year-old daughter was struck and killed by a MUNI bus as she walked through an intersection in the Castro district of San Francisco in a marked crosswalk. The MUNI operator failed to appropriately scan the roadway for hazards and never saw the decedent, who was more than half was across the intersection when he ran her over. MUNI sought to limit the introduction of evidence of its institutional negligence by moving for summary adjudication on plaintiffs’ theories of negligent training and supervision. Our attorneys defeated MUNI’s motion, prompting a second mediation and the settlement.