Verdicts & Settlements

Jeff Ostrow and Bobby Gilbert of Kopelowitz Ostrow Ferguson Weiselberg Gilbert.

Improper Overdraft Fee Claim Settled for $24M

By Celia Ampel |

South Florida lawyers reached a $24 million settlement with BancorpSouth Bank in a class action over improper overdraft fees.

Jerry Hamilton, of Hamilton Miller Birthisel in Miami, Fla.

Norwegian Cruise Line Lawyers Dismantle $2.8M Personal Injury Claim

By Celia Ampel |

The cruise ship operator's lawyers secured a near-complete defense verdict after a passenger sued for $2.8 million, claiming she suffered brain trauma from a Murphy bed that opened unexpectedly.

Todd Michaels

Supermarket Pays $1M Settlement After Parking Lot Shooting

By Celia Ampel |

An Opa-locka supermarket where a man was shot in the parking lot agreed to pay $1 million to his widow.

Curtis Mase of Mase Lara

Carnival Beats Back $6.4 Million Negligence Claim

By Celia Ampel |

Carnival Corp. defeated a multimillion-dollar negligence claim from a man who had his toes amputated after burning his feet on a cruise ship pool deck.

Seth Miles, left, and David Buckner, of Buckner + Miles, Miami, Florida

$3M Settlement for Girl Injured at Birthday Party

By Celia Ampel |

The family of a 17-year-old girl who lost four inches of bone in her right leg after a utility task vehicle rolled over her received a $3 million settlement negotiated by Miami lawyers.

Solo practitioner Antonio Gonzalez and Melissa Softness and Alejandro Brito of Zarco Einhorn Salkowski & Brito.

Boxing Promoter Takes Narrow Victory in Contract Case

By Celia Ampel |

A Miami boxing promoter won an $8.5 million unjust enrichment award against middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.

Daniel J. Santaniello of Luks, Santaniello, Petrillo & Jones.

Miami Driver Avoids Liability in Crash With Drunken Driver

By Celia Ampel |

A jury wrestling over blame in a car crash assigned $12 million in damages to the drunken driver and none to the other motorist.

George Steven Fender and Beth-Ann Krimsky with Greenspoon Marder

Defense Faces Small Award on Failed Fort Lauderdale Hotel Venture

By Celia Ampel |

Greenspoon Marder attorneys defended a more than $12 million lawsuit from investors in a Fort Lauderdale hotel project that never got off the ground after the recession.

Eddie Rodriguez of EFR Law Firm.

The Case of the Missing CD Turns Into $2.7M Judgment

By Celia Ampel |

A Coral Gables lawyer wins compensatory and punitive damages in a fraud trial against a financial services exec accused of diverting money to his wife's pet projects.

Julia Ingle and Aldo Leiva Lubell Rosen. Aldo is based in Coral Gables Julia is Broward.

Jury Sides With Defense on Malpractice Claim in Woman's Death

By Celia Ampel |

Lubell Rosen defeats a $15 million medical malpractice claim against a doctor caring for a woman at a Fort Pierce hospital.

Jury Awards $2 Million in Miami Gardens Arrest

A jury awarded a seven-figure damage award to a man who sued Miami Gardens police for false arrest and use of excessive force.

Sheila Gonzales-Jonasz and Michael Brand, of Cole Scott & Kissane, Miami, Florida.

Retail Landlord Defeats Lawsuit in Pedestrian Death

By Celia Ampel |

Cole, Scott & Kissane lawyers won a defense verdict in a $3 million wrongful death case against a retail plaza in suburban Kendall.

Fired Ashley Furniture Exec Loses Bonus Suit

A retail furniture chain has prevailed in a salary dispute with its former president.

Lawyers Wins $4.8M MedMal Award for Teen Injured in Childbirth

By Celia Ampel |

Fort Lauderdale attorneys won a $4.8 million verdict for a girl who was disfigured during birth 14 years ago.

Jeff Herman and Dan Ellis of Herman Law in Boca Raton.

Settlement Follows $3 Million Award to Girl Molested at Preschool

By Celia Ampel |

The parents of a young girl who was allegedly sexually abused by a Coconut Creek preschool teacher won the award against the school's parent company.