This case involved the tragic death of a political figure and a cameraman when they went to investigate a cult. They were killed by cult members who were paranoid about an investigation.
At the time, John D. Winer was a new associate in a law firm and this was actually one of the first cases he worked on.
There were a number of other cases also brought against the cult. After a thorough investigation, attorneys were able to recover significant assets. Due in part to the work of John Winer, his clients, the survivors of the deceased political figure and cameraman, received a substantial portion of the proceeds available for settlement.
RESULT: $2,000,000 in settlement on behalf of plaintiffs