Relatives of a California woman who drove a Lamborghini at 100 mph and were killed by the son of a millionaire teen have reached $ 18 million in damages.
Monique Munoz, a 32-year-old secretary of Hawthorne, died in February 2021 in West Los Angeles when the luxury car driven by the then 17-year-old son of real estate tycoon James Curry collided with his Lexus. The Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.
Munos, who works at UCLA Health in Los Angeles, was returning home from work when he was struck by a 35-mile-long traffic jam. NBC Los Angeles reports.
The $ 18.8 million settlement was related to a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles last year, alleging that sub-insurance discriminated against a Latin woman when calculating a false death claim award amount, the newspaper said.
“Insurance companies want a discount on Monique Munoz’s life value,” said his family’s lawyer, Daniel Kaisi. “My clients are never about how much money they get for themselves or for us. It’s about making sure the insurance companies never get a discount.”
Brendan Curi was sentenced to nine months in a “severe juvenile camp” and sentenced to four years in prison in October after pleading guilty to motor vehicle murder in Munoz’s death. KABC reported.
Munoz’s lawyers say $ 18.8 million is the largest amount ever paid to a plaintiff in a false death case in California history.
“It’s not about the money for the Munos family, it’s about acknowledging Brendan Curry’s misbehavior, which led to the death of their only daughter and ensuring he is held accountable,” Kisi said. “Today’s settlement is a testament to their efforts and a step closer to justice.”
Lawyers for Curi’s family did not immediately respond to a request for comment. NBC Los Angeles reports.
Brendan Curie’s father, James Curie, a retail and real estate entrepreneur based in Beverly Hills, He apologized to Munoz’s family on Instagram Last March.
“I want to apologize to the Monos family for the tragic loss of their daughter, knowing that this will never do justice to Monique Munos’ family,” James Curry wrote to his nearly 2 million followers.
“I have no words to alleviate the pain you are experiencing … However, I would like to offer my support in a way that you allow me to. I and my family pray for the Munos family.
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