$36.4 Million For The Family Of Man Killed in Explosion

$36.4 Million For The Family Of Man Killed in Explosion

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Matt Casey led the investigation that resulted in a truly spectacular result for the family of Jeffrey Davis, who was killed in an oil refinery explosion at Motiva Enterprises in Delaware City, Delaware.

Casey personally analyzed over 40,000 documents and probed beyond the cursory look that the state and federal agencies had taken when investigating the case.

Dozens of depositions by Casey and the intensive investigation that he led revealed that a corroded tank had leaked hydrogen and that this hydrogen was the source of the 2001 explosion. Casey also proved that Motiva had been aware of the inherent danger. The case was settled for $36.4 million, ranking nationwide among the largest single-victim settlements ever for a wrongful death case.

Findings uncovered by the case led to the passage of a new Delaware law governing aboveground storage tanks.

It also caught the eye of Philadelphia Magazine, which in 2003 placed Casey among its “It List” of people to watch, tapping him as “The Lawyer” in Philadelphia who would become a household name in the next decade.

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