Verdicts & Settlements

Todd Michaels

$3 Million Settlement Reached for Family of Man Killed While Leaving Nightclub for Child's Birth

By Celia Ampel |

South Florida attorneys landed the negligent security settlement for the family of a 21-year-old who was fatally shot dead after learning his girlfriend was going into labor.

Zachary A. Friedman and Gary Friedman of Friedman & Friedman, Coral Gables won top verdict for 2006 car crash

Attorneys Win $2 Million Award for Driver in Four-Car Pileup

By Celia Ampel |

A father-and-son attorney team won the verdict against State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance for a woman who was second in line in a four-car collision in 2006.

James Hicks. with Hicks, Motto & Erlich in Palm Beach Gardens

Lawyer Lands $1.4 Million Settlement in Truck Wreck

By Celia Ampel |

A Palm Beach Gardens firm obtained a $1.4 million settlement for a man who needed three surgeries after his company truck was rear-ended.

Woman Gets $150,000 After Driver Runs Stop Sign

Martha Barrera, then 45, claimed a vehicle operated by Norma Langus ran a stop sign at a Broward County intersection in September 2010.

Juan P. Bauta

Attorneys Win $6.4M Award for Two-Pack-a-Day Smoker

By Celia Ampel |

Juan Bauta of the Ferraro Law Firm worked with a Tallahassee lawyer to win a $6.38 million verdict for a woman who lost her voice box.

Todd Ehrenreich and Noel Johnson

Attorneys Win Defense Verdict in Motorcycle-Truck Collision

By Celia Ampel |

Miami attorneys blocked a $6.5 million wrongful death claim filed by the family of a motorcyclist who died after hitting a turning Ford F-250.

Attorney Glen H. Waldman, of Heller Waldman

Company Defeats Ex-CEO's $5 Million Whistleblower Claim

By Celia Ampel |

Heller Waldman attorneys defeated the claims from CreditMax Holdings's former CEO in arbitration.

Phil Gold of Gold & Gold and Todd Michaels of Haggard Law Firm both in Coral Gables top verdict Leroy McDonald

Broken Gate Part of Security Concerns in $2.66M Verdict

By Celia Ampel |

Attorneys Philip Gold and Todd Michaels argued that security wasn't properly maintained at a townhouse community where a father of five was shot and killed.

Supermarket Fall Ends With $1.66M Award

A jury issued a seven-figure damage award against Publix Super Markets in a premises liability case.

Bar Patron: Bouncer Caused Concussion

A jury delivered a damage award to a bar patron after being pushed by a nightclub bouncer.

Steven Bimston and Eduardo Rasco

The $5 Million Case of Copied Military ID Software

By Celia Ampel |

A Miami security system company won a $5.25 million verdict against a former employee who allegedly stole trade secrets about an identification card system developed for the U.S. Navy.

Seven-Figure Award Goes to Woman in Premises Liability Case

Allison Judkins, then 50, claimed she slipped and fell in water on the floor at a West Palm Beach Chipotle Mexican Grill near the food toppings stand after ordering in June 2012.

Daniel A. Espinosa

Lawn Company Defeats Employment, Slander Claims

By Celia Ampel |

Daniel Espinosa, who teamed with Thomas Allison, won a defense verdict by proving the alleged slander that employees were stealing from a company was true.

Michael Robb

'My Cousin Vinny' Maneuver Scores Defense Win

By Celia Ampel |

Attorney Michael Robb used a tape measure to show the jury a bicyclist had plenty of room to stop before running into Robb's client.

Timothy M. Kolaya

$14.5 Million Injury Claim Defeated in Four-Week Trial

The Florida Department of Transportation and companies responsible for a Key Largo utility box defeat a $14.5 million lawsuit filed by a motorcyclist who crashed into the box in a median.

John H. (Jack) Hickey

$2.5 Million Settlement Ends 9-Year Litigation in Lawn Fall

By Celia Ampel |

A Wellington homeowner association agreed to pay a man whose foot caught on an open sprinkler cylinder, leading to 13 surgical procedures.

L-R: Rey Dorta, Omar Ortega, Aileen Martin, Nicole Ruesca, Rosdaisy Rodriguez.all with Miami office Dorta & Ortega

Media Joint Venture Fight Ends in $58 Million Verdict

By Celia Ampel |

Coral Gables law firm Dorta & Ortega helped Caribevision win a $58.4 million verdict against its partner in a joint venture to broadcast Spanish-language programming.

Gregory Yaffa and Fred Cunningham, Cunningham Whalen & Gaspari, Palm Beach Gardens

Attorneys Gain $9.6M Award Against GEICO for Bad Faith in Fatal Crash

By Celia Ampel |

Fred Cunningham and Greg Yaffa won a $9.6 million award after arguing that GEICO didn't fulfill its duty to help a policyholder settle a claim after a fatal collision.