Goudie v. State of California – $7.5 Million
On March 28, 2016, Alice Goudie, a 64-year-old wife and mother of three, was driving home from work at 11:00 pm. While stopped with her brake lights illuminated, she was struck at 70 mph by an on-duty highway patrol officer. Ms. Goudie was pushed into on-coming traffic where her vehicle was again struck at high-speed. She was pronounced dead 16 minutes later. The officer admitted liability early in litigation, and the case was later settled for $7.5 million.