The settlement is confidential, at the request of both parties, and names to identify the parties cannot be provided.
The case involved the wrongful death of an unmarried adult male with no dependents after a car accident in Oakland County. The case did not include any claim for economic loss. The $7 million settlement was based upon a consortium claim brought on behalf of the plaintiff’s parents and for conscious pain and suffering of the decedent before he passed. The case evaluation award was $3.5 million, and the settlement is $3 million over the insurance policy limits of the Defendant.