Two Law Firms Win $1.35 Million Negligence Action Against FPL

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Joel Roth and Sagi Shaked
Joel Roth and Sagi Shaked

Case: Betty Botta v. Florida Power & Light

Case no: 502011CA012593XXXXMB

Description: Negligence

Filing date: Aug. 22, 2011

Trial dates: Dec. 10-16, 2013

Judge: Palm Beach Circuit Judge Joseph Marx

Plaintiffs attorneys: Sagi Shaked and Joel Roth, Shaked Law Firm, Miami, and Robert Solomon, Saban & Solomon, Plantation

Defense attorney: Eric Hoecker and David Austin, FPL Law Department, Juno Beach

Jury award: $1.35 million

Details: At dusk on March 7, 2011, an elderly couple, Charles and Betty Botta were driving home to Delray Beach from a visit with family in Boynton Beach. Charles Botta, who was driving their four-door sedan, entered a neighborhood during a power outage. Street lights and homes had gone dark.

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