$8,125,000 RECOVERY FOR ESTATE OF ANCHORWOMAN JESSICA SAVITCH
When anchorwoman Jessica Savitch drowned in the Delaware River canal, the family turned to Raynes & Lawn. One of the offensive positions taken by the responsible parties was that Ms. Savitch’s future earnings were limited because Ms. Savitch was a woman who would lose her position as an anchor as she aged and lost her youthful looks. With supporting testimony from her peers in the news industry, Raynes & Lawn was able to demonstrate that Ms. Savitch earned her anchor role because of her skill. When the case was resolved, the Firm with the strong support of the family established scholarship funds for women in journalism at Temple University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Ithaca College, Ms. Savitch’s alma mater.