Daniel C. Cathcart Cases of Note
Estate of Roxas v. Ferdinand Marcos
Estate of Roger Roxas the Golden Buddha Corporation v. Ferdinand Marcos, Imelda Marcos, Judgment of $43.5 billion plus interest at $11 million per day. The largest judgment ever obtained in a court of law anywhere in the history of legal jurisprudence.
Scully v. Edison
Crash of Aerospatiale helicopter owned by Kern Helicopters, Inc. involving two fatalities one of which was Michael Scully, eldest son of Dodger broadcaster, Vin Scully.
China Eastern Airlines MD-II
mishap en route from Shanghai, China to Los Angeles involving two fatalities and approximately 150 injured passengers.
Alpine Air Flight 305 Aircraft crashed en route to Grand Junction, CO involving three fatalities, one of whom was the Vice-President of MCA, Inc.
Downs v. Perris Valley
Crash of DeHavilland DH-6 Twin Otter aircraft at Perris, CA involving 16 fatalities.
US Air 737 & Sky West Crash of USAir Boeing 737
into Skywest commuter aircraft at Los Angeles International Airport Involving 34 fatalities.
United Airlines DC-10
Crash of United Airlines DC-10 at Sioux City, IA involving 110 fatalities.
Crash of PSA BAe-146 jet near Paso Robles, CA involving 43
Aero Mexico DC-9
Mid-air collision between Aeromexico DC-9 and a general aviation Cessna over Cerritos, CA involving 82 fatalities.
Crash of Cessna 177B aircraft at Fullerton Municipal Airport in which KFI Traffic Reporter, Bruce Wayne, was killed.
1985 Nelson v. Martin Aviation Crash of DC-3 charter at DeKalb, TX in which entertainer Rick Nelson and six others were killed.
Arrow Air DC-8
Crash of aircraft at Gander, Newfoundland in which 248 military personnel from the Army’s 101st Airborne Division were killed.
Delta Airlines L-1011
Crash at Dallas/Ft. Worth Intercontinental Airport, TX involving 133 fatalities.
Wings West Airlines Beech C99
in flight collision between a Wings West Airlines Beech 99 and a Rockwell Commander near San Luis Obispo, CA on August 24, 1984, involving 17 fatalities. Plaintiff Liaison Counsel.
Air New Zealand DC-10
Crash at Mt. Erebus, Antarctica involving approximately 357 fatalities. Forced the carrier to admit willful misconduct of its crew.
Western Airlines DC-10
Crash at Mexico City involving 72 fatalities.
Crash of aircraft in which New York Yankees captain and carther, Thurmman Munson, was killed. Represented Mr. Munson’s family.
American Airlines DC-10
Crash at Chicago, IL. The worst air disaster to date. Plaintiff Committee.
Mid-air collision between PSA Boeing 727 aircraft and a Cessna at San Diego, CA.
KLM 747 & Pan Am 747
Crash at Teneriffe, Canary Islands between KLM Boeing 747 and Pan American World Airways 747 aircraft.
Continental Airlines 707
Crash of aircraft at Denver Airport involving personal injuries only.
Crash at Paris, France involving 346 deaths. Plaintiff Committee.
Pan Am 707
Crash at Pago-Pago, American Samoa involving 97 deaths and personal injury claims. Lead Counsel.
Pan Am 707
Crash at Papeete, Tahiti involving approximately90 fatalities. Lead Counsel.
Pease v. Beech
Trial verdict of $ 22 million, the largest aircraft deaths verdict in history.
Hughes Air West DC-9
Mid-air crash between an Air West DC-9 and a Marine Corps Fighter near Duarte, CA which killed approximately 40 people. Plaintiff Discovery Committee.
Crash at Harry S. Truman Airport, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands wherein three people were killed and scores injured.
United Airlines 727
Crash in Santa Monica Bay, CA involving approximately 30 fatalities. Lead Counsel.
United Airlines 727
Crash at Salt Lake City, UT which killed approximately 45 and injured an equal number.
Bonanza Airlines Flight 114
Crash at Las Vegas, NV which killed approximately 40 people.
Los Angeles Airways
Two separate crashes, each killed six people.