$3.8 Million – Wrongful Death Suit

The Case: The O’Melia family, including the parents of 12-year-old Drennan O’Melia, sued Southglenn Country Club over Drennan’s death at the facility’s pool. At trial, shareholders Mike Keating and Deirdre Ostrowski were able to show that due to the lifeguards’ lack of training and the lack of attention to safety by the Country Club and the pool’s manager, Drennan drowned.

The Result: An Arapahoe County jury awarded $3.8 million to Drennan’s parents after concluding that the Country Club and its employees failed to conduct the operations at the pool in a safe manner and failed to provide adequately trained and supervised lifeguards at the pool.