Verdicts & Settlements

Attorney Alex Del Russo of Carlton Fields’ West Palm Beach office.

Defense Win for Mercy Hospital in Case of Fired Nurse

By Celia Ampel |

A Carlton Fields attorney successfully defended Mercy Hospital against a $2 million employment retaliation lawsuit.

Rivero Mestre attorneys Andres Rivero, left, and Charlie Whorton.

Settlement Over Hepatitis Cure OK'd Despite Challenge From Attorneys General

By Celia Ampel |

A federal judge approved a settlement with United HealthCare over the opposition of 14 state attorneys general.

Bonnie Navin and Peter Spillis of Kelley/Uustal.

Jury Awards $2.4M in Broward Medical Malpractice Case

By Celia Ampel |

A jury found a Broward doctor liable for $2.4 million in damages for failing to properly treat a patient with an autoimmune disorder.

Allan Kelley and Helaine Goodner, with Fowler White Burnett.

Cruise Line Secures Defense Win in Case Over Passenger's Fall

By Celia Ampel |

A cruise line won a defense verdict in a $12 million case by arguing a passenger's debilitating fall was no one's fault.

Lloyd Schwed

UBS to Pay $18.2M to Puerto Rican Bond Investors Duped by Firm Employee

By Celia Ampel |

A Palm Beach Gardens attorney helped a family win an $18.2 million arbitration award against UBS Financial Services Inc.

Daniel DeSouza.

Son Ordered to Pay $1.47M After Jury Finds He Stole from Dying Father

By Celia Ampel |

A complicated family drama ended in a $1.47 million final judgment against a son who allegedly raided his dying father's safe deposit box.

Scott Mager, Brian Paruas and Elizabeth Hueber.

Jury Awards $2.9M to Family Tricked Into Investment

By Celia Ampel |

South Florida lawyers won a $2.9 million verdict for a family who invested in a check-cashing company.

Susan Carlson and Ervin Gonzalez of Colson Hicks Eidson and Barry Snyder of Snyder & Gonzalez

Man Awarded $1.43M for Injury After 3 Years of Litigation

By Celia Ampel |

South Florida lawyers won a $1.43 million verdict for a man injured when a car drove into the barbershop where he was waiting for a haircut.

Chris Royer, Kelly Hancock, Kelley Stewart, Joe Slama and Blake Dolman of Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama.

Attorneys Snag $6.65M Settlement for Client Struck on Roadside

By Samantha Joseph |

A skillful deposition by a Fort Lauderdale law firm secured a settlement worth more than $6.65 million after an admission of partial fault from a driver in a personal injury case.

Pedro P. Echarte III, with The Haggard Law Firm.

Owner of Trailer Involved in Fatal Fire Settles for $2.3M

By Celia Ampel |

A Coral Gables lawyer obtained a $2.3 million settlement from the owner of a mobile home where a fire killed the tenant's boyfriend.

Alex Alvarez, The Alvarez Law Firm.

Longtime Smoker Assigned No Liability in $10M Tobacco Verdict

By Celia Ampel |

Coral Gables plaintiffs lawyers won a rare zero-fault verdict in a tobacco case.

Austin Carr and Lakiesha Cannon of Koch Parafinczuk & Wolf in Fort Lauderdale.

Smoker's Cocaine Use Doesn't Sway Jury in Tobacco Trial

By Celia Ampel |

Fort Lauderdale lawyers won a nearly $3 million tobacco verdict, persuading jurors to look past their client's cocaine habit to rule that cigarettes caused his cancer.

Eric Rosen, left, and Kimberly Wald of Kelley/Uustal in Fort Lauderdale.

Kelley/Uustal Team Wins $27.5M Verdict for Smoker's Family

By Celia Ampel |

Attorneys from Kelley/Uustal in Fort Lauderdale won a $27.5 million award for the widower of a smoker.