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KNCH Wins Summary Judgment for Developer in Pedestrian Death Claim

Megan K. Dorsey, managing partner of Koeller Nebeker Carlson & Haluck LLP who also heads up the firm’s Las Vegas office, won summary judgment for a major nationwide developer, in a potentially multi-million dollar personal injury claim.  The case stemmed from a widely-publicized pedestrian motor vehicle accident in which the driver of a car failed to stop  at a crosswalk, striking several children who were crossing the street. One child died and another suffered life-altering injuries. Plaintiff’s counsel’s theory of the tragedy was that the driver’s view of the children in the crosswalk was impeded by the developer’s sign in the median which was behind the driver by 90 feet.  Ms. Dorsey and her team used the deposition of the driver, and data collected by the North Las Vegas Police Department, to show there was no evidence pointing to the sign as a factor in the accident.  This case marked the second time Ms. Dorsey won summary judgment in a case relating to this accident, as she had previously successfully defended the client in an earlier case brought by different Plaintiffs. The facts were tragic but the client had no liability for the occurrence.