LEE V. PUPIL TRANSPORTATION COOPERATIVE

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Case Synopsis:

Panish | Shea | Boyle | Ravipudi LLP attorneys Brian Panish, Rahul Ravipudi and Robert Glassman obtained a landmark $23,500,000 settlement on behalf of the family of a 19-year-old non-verbal autistic student who tragically died aboard a Whittier school bus after the driver left him behind to engage in a sexual tryst with a coworker. The Plaintiffs were also represented in the case by Sang “Nathan” Yun of the Yun Law Firm.

Watch Brian Panish on Primetime Justice with Ashleigh Banfield here

Case Articles:

Family whose autistic teen died in sweltering bus reaches $23.5-million settlement

The incident involving Lee was not the first time the company’s drivers had left children on their buses.

Family of Teen With Autism Who Died After Being Left on Hot School Bus in Whittier Wins $23.5 Million Settlement

“His horrific death is an immeasurable loss. … Not only was it the direct product of criminal actions by the bus driver, but the systematic failures of Pupil Transportation Cooperative and others. Through this litigation, we have learned that PTC is not unique and that children are left behind in school busses all over the country and all too often. We’re hoping that bringing these issues to light will force bus companies to do the right thing and be vigilant in enforcing lawful and safe practices to protect our children.”

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