Cooper vs. Troon Golf, LLC, The Crosby National Golf Club, LLC
In a case that reaffirms the right to safe public access for the physically disabled, CaseyGerry obtained a $1.25 million out-of-court settlement in a case involving the country’s longest survivor of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) – a disease in which victims progressively lose muscle control. Attorney Robert J. Francavilla’s client Marilyn Cooper, who has had ALS – also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease – for 36 years, suffered serious injuries after a fall at the exclusive Crosby Estates’ Sports Center in Rancho Santa Fe, just north of San Diego.
“Our legal team was able to prove that the defendants clearly chose aesthetics over safety and violated the California Building Code and (Americans with Diabilities Act) requirements, as well as basic common sense in the design and management of the facility.”
Settlement: $1.2 million