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Jury Awards $1.2 Million to Parents of Japanese Students Killed in Nevada Plane Crash

Thomas A. Demetrio successfully tried a case before a jury in Las Vegas federal court, resulting in the award of $1.2 million to the parents of two Japanese students, who were sightseeing above the Grand Canyon when the plane they were riding in crashed.  Sawako Minato and Hiroko Miyazawa were college students touring the United States at the time of their death, and key testimony at trial came from an expert who explained to the jury the significance of the parent-child relationship in Japanese culture.