Villamariona v. CBS
Panish Shea & Boyle LLP obtained a $10,450,000 verdict for the family of a man killed on a television production set by a CBS truck in 2011. 52-year old security guard Julio Villamariona, was killed when a CBS van transporting actors working on the television show CSI went out of control and ran over him. CBS initially fought the case, claiming that the accident was caused by a medical emergency that was suffered by the van driver.
Although CBS conceded liability a few days before trial began, it continued to challenge the value of the loss of the relationship Mr. Villamariona had with his family. At trial, firm attorneys presented a vivid portrait of Mr. Villamariona – who had immigrated from San Salvador to seek a better life in America – and the strong, loving relationship he had with his wife and three daughters. The plaintiffs were represented by Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorneys Brian Panish, David Rudorfer and Deborah Chang and co-counsel Reza Mirroknian and Daniel Raffi.