A Brooklyn congregation of the Seventh Day Adventist Church organized a religious retreat in upstate New York. They rented a van for the trip to and from the City. On the way back to Brooklyn a tractor-trailer crashed into the van at a controlled intersection. One of the van passengers, a 33-year-old congregant, was ejected from the van and was pronounced dead at the scene. His family hired Jacoby & Meyers, LLP to hold the tractor-trailer driver and the van driver accountable for his death. The entire Brooklyn community lost a great man who was a counselor for young children at Life’s Work. The case was settled at mediation for $2,400,000 and the monies will go for the benefit of his wife and 4-year-old son. The case was handled by Trial Attorney Sharon Scanlan.