Weil, Quaranta, McGovern attorneys win $12.5M award for abuse victim
Case: C.E., a minor, by and through his natural guardian S.E. v. Douglas Wayne Myers et al.
Description: Sexual assault
Filing date: June 29, 2007
Trial dates: May 7-17, 2012; Jan. 13-18, 2014
Court: Lake Circuit Court
Judge: Richard Singletary
Verdict: $12.5 million
Plaintiffs attorneys: Ronald Weil and Mary Olszewska, Weil, Quaranta, McGovern, Miami
Defense attorney: E.T. Fernandez, Fernandez Trial Lawyers, Jacksonville
Details: The Rev. Douglas Wayne Myers was hired in 2005 by the Florida Baptist Convention Inc., a regional office of the Southern Baptist Convention, to start churches in Florida after being run out of Maryland and Alabama by congregations for preying on boys.