Plaintiffs in this case were two little boys who were sexually molested by the 14-year-old son of a home day care owner.
The defense claimed that the boys were never sexually molested, that the son never came into contact with the children because he went to school all day except when he exited or entered the house when he said goodbye.
The law offices of Winer, McKenna, Burritt & Tillis LLP, was able to develop evidence which tended to prove that the teenage perpetrator had more frequent contact with the children than the owner had led everyone to believe and that in fact the children were frequently alone with him, which was against licensing regulations. By retaining one of the preeminent child psychiatrists in the country, plaintiffs were able to establish that the children did have psychological evidence of having been sexually molested and would require significant treatment in the future as a result of the molestation. The day care owner had only a $300,000 insurance policy.
RESULT: Settlement on behalf of plaintiffs for $300,000