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Negligence/Failure to Monitor: $500,000 settlement

August 2017

Our client was a 6 year old boy on board a Tucson area School District school bus.  The only other passenger was a 12 year old boy.  As the bus moved across Tucson, the older boy began the process of grooming and then sexually abusing our client.  The bus driver failed to stop the abuse, though it was captured on the bus' video monitoring system.  The settlement proceeds have been placed in a protected account for the child.  The money will be disbursed in installments after his 18th birthday, allowing him money to pay for college and future education. 

Practice area(s): Civil Litigation

Dev Sethi

Dev Sethi litigates and tries a wide-range of complex injury and death cases throughout Arizona. He has Martindale Hubbell's highest rating, AV, and he is listed in "Best Lawyers." Dev is also recognized as an Arizona Super Lawyer in the area of plaintiff's products liability litigation.Dev has been at the forefront of auto product defect litigation. He played a key role in uncovering the Goodyear Load Range E tire scandal and worked to hold Ford Motor Company responsible for the danger posed by their now notorious 15-passenger vans. Dev is currently representing families in product liability suits against the nation's largest corporations including General Motors, Ford, Pentair Pools and Invacare.

Schmidt, Sethi & Akmajian

Schmidt, Sethi & Akmajian is one of the most experienced, successful personal injury law firms in the Tucson area. Established in 1995, our firm has a long history of success, as seen in our many victories.