May 18, 2006; Washington D.C.
On May 18, 2006, Mr. Santos was joined with Republican Trial Lawyers from across the nation in Washington D.C. to participate in lobby day. Mr. Santos wanted to bring to Capital Hill the Nevada story and how so called “tort reform” has crippled victims rights in Nevada when it comes to medical malpractice claims. Mr. Santos either met with or left material with the following congressional leaders: Staff of Senator John Ensign (NV), COS of Congressman Jon Porter (NV), Congressman Devin Nunes (CA), Congressman John Doolittle (CA), COS of Congressman Darrell Issa (CA), Staff of Senator John McCain (AZ), Staff of Senator George Allen (VA), and Staff of Senator Elizabeth Dole (NC). The efforts of the Republican trial lawyers to bring this message to Republican elected representatives will result, in time, with an understanding and appreciation for our judicial system and the need to have a system which protects all members of our society and provides equal access to justice.
September 6, 2006; Springfield, Massachusetts
Mr. Santos, his son Joey and Joey’s two friends, Guy and Bryce, attended the 2006 Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies in Springfield, Massachusetts. The 2006 inductees included Charles Barkley, Joe Dumars, Dominique Wilkins and UConn Women’s Basketball Coach, Geno Auriemma.
The three day event included participation in the Basketball Hall of Fame Golf Tournament where Mr. Santos and the boys played golf with some of basketball’s greatest stars. Players included Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Rick Barry, Meadowlark Lemon, Lennie Wilkins and Moses Malone.
October 11, 2006; San Francisco, California
Mr. Santos argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the case Pirkle v. National American Insurance Company. The case was heard by a panel of three judges, one of whom was retired United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Sandra Day O’ Conner.
The case stemmed from an insurance claim in which Mr. Santos’ client, Kenneth Pirkle, sought to stack UM/UIM insurance coverage on a commercial policy. The undisputed policy limit of $1,000,000.00 was paid by the insurance company.