10 Sep Tracy Cassiano v. Anonymous Logging Company
Tracy Cassiano’s husband was killed early one morning as he drove to the gym before heading to work. Mr. Cassiano’s vehicle was found off the side of the highway with clear evidence that he was involved in a collision with a logging truck. Parts of Mr. Cassiano’s vehicle were later found in a cutting machine at a paper plant thirty miles away. Additionally, parts of Mr. Cassiano’s automobile hood were found discarded between the accident site and the paper plant. No one witnessed the accident and no one rendered first-aid to Mr. Cassiano. Local prosecutors declined a criminal prosecution for lack of evidence. Due to various discovery devices the truck believed to have been involved in the accident was identified. Although the logging company at all times denied any responsibility, settlement was reached with its insurance carrier.