Auto accident judgement against national fraternity
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Auto accident judgement against national fraternity

Recovery for the September 20, 2014 death of Sergio Mena, age 53 and severe personal injuries suffered by Roxana Mena, husband and wife for 34 years in a head-on collision.

First lawyer refused to take the case against Sandra Garcia, age 20,because she was under-insured with only a $15,000/$30,000 policy. On January 4, 2015 the Mena Family retained the Alexander Law Group to take action against Sandra Garcia who fell asleep at 9:45 a.m. and crossed a double yellow line on Route 152 as she was driving Kappa Kappa Gamma “sisters” from UC Merced to a fraternity beach party in Santa Cruz. In the collision Ofelia Gomez a passenger in the Mena Chevy also died and four members of KKG suffered severe personal injuries.

KKG claimed the outing was a local chapter event with only $1 million in insurance with CNA. The complaint filed on January 14, 2015 by ALG against Kappa Kappa Gamma National and its Local UC Merced Chapter, described the fraternity as a joint-venture of 19,000 members in 139 chapters across the United States and Canada that operated as a commercial business and joint venture devoted to strengthening and perpetuating its financial existence to provide employment, salaries and benefits for its headquarters officers, executives, directors and employees who market KKG for the purpose of growing and expanding its undergraduate membership and to retain alumnae donors. Depositions of the witnesses and Sandra Garcia established that Sandra Garcia was a KKG member, chapter officer, an approved KKG volunteer drives and agent for KKG on this nationwide annual sister retreat.

Mr. Mena early death ended his electrical contracting business and left his wife without the family breadwinner. Mrs. Mena, who was partially seat belted, suffered a closed head injury and surgery for fractures of the humerus, elbow, forearm, pelvis and hip during 7 weeks in the hospital and severe pain and suffering throughout a prolonged recovery. Those injuries together with the elderly survivors of Mrs. Gomez provided an opportunity to obtain a September 2015 trial date.

On June 25, 2015 ALG orchestrated a policy limits demand of $11,030,000 in coverage provided by CNA, Torus and James River was made by ALG on behalf of all claimants. The attorneys for KKG and Garcia accepted the policy limits demand on June 29, 2015 and ALG gave notice to the Superior Court of the Settlement of Mena v. Kappa Kappa Gamma, less than six months after the firm was retained. Richard Alexander and Nina Shapirshteyn for the plaintiffs. Mena v. Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity, Santa Clara County Superior Court, No. 115CV275582.

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