Lancaster, Pennsylvania Tractor-trailer driver not paying attention struck passenger car, killing Centreville family when fuel spilled and car ignited. GM also defendant. Case prepared and tried by lead counsel in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.(Blankingship & Keith assisted, but played a very limited role in this matter).
Virginia federal court action on behalf of family of young woman slain at apartment building by vagrant who frequented building; building access cards were available for sale on the street and lock was frequently broken.
Fairfax, VA.: a Virginia State Police Motorcycle Officer responding to a call of "shots fired" during the D.C. sniper crisis was run off the road by a tow truck in heavy traffic. He was killed when he struck a guard rail and was thrown from his bike.
Washington, D.C.: an unmarried parking lot attendant was crushed by an obstruction in a parking garage when multiple safety devices on a manlift failed to stop it from traveling above the top floor. The manlift had been serviced by one defendant two weeks prior to the accident and more than 20 safety code violations.
D.C. Superior Court case in which we represented young children of serviceman slain at late night function at school; university determined three guards were necessary but none on duty at time of shooting.