Verdicts & Settlements

Scott P. Schlesinger, Steven J. Hammer and Jonathan R. Gdanski of the Schlesinger Law Offices.

Jury Finds Tobacco Industry, Not Brand, Culpable in Death of Marlboro Smoker

By Celia Ampel |

A South Florida law firm won a $9 million verdict against two tobacco companies, including one whose cigarettes the plaintiff didn't smoke.

Janpaul Portal and Juan P. Bauta

Italian Tests Help Sway Jury in Mesothelioma Case

By Celia Ampel |

Miami lawyers won a $9 million asbestos verdict for a woman whose husband died of mesothelioma before trial.

Jorge Fors Jr. and Jorge Fors of Fors Attorneys at Law and Adam Feldman, now with Cernitz Shanbron.

Jury Awards $10.4M to Miami Business Owner Duped in 'Joint Venture'

By Celia Ampel |

Coral Gables lawyers won a $10.4 million verdict for a freight-forwarding company in a business dispute.

John H. (Jack) Hickey and Bjorg Eikeland of the Hickey Law Firm

Jury Sides With Family of Woman With Crash-Related Brain Injury

By Celia Ampel |

A Miami-Dade jury awarded $4.5 million to the family of a woman who allegedly spent the last years of her life in pain from a car crash.

San Matero condo association's Jackie Durham holds an image of the the condition of the walls at a building there with attorney David Haber.

Kolter Reaches Settlement in Case So Big It Couldn't Fit in Courtroom

By Samantha Joseph |

A Palm Beach Gardens condo association reached a $22.5 million settlement with Kolter Signature Homes in a construction-defect case that grew so large it required court administration to build a new venue.

Monica Burbelo Lally and Hans Laurenceau with law offices of Sanabria Llorente & Associates employees of Farmers' Insurance Miami

Miami Insurance Team Beats Multimillion-Dollar Claim Over Drunk Driving Accident

By Celia Ampel |

Lawyers secured a defense verdict in a $2.58 million case against a drunken driver who rear-ended another vehicle.

Juan Bauta and Gabriel Saade.

Utility Employee Exposed to Asbestos Awarded Nearly $13M

By Celia Ampel |

Miami attorneys won a nearly $13 million verdict tied to asbestos exposure at Florida Power & Light Co.'s Turkey Point power plant.

Josh M. Bloom, left, and Gordon Lea, right, with Lubell Rosen.

Defense Prevails in Trial Over Disputed Ultrasound

By Celia Ampel |

South Florida firm Lubell Rosen defeats a mother's $8 million claim that her obstetrician failed to warn her that her ultrasound wasn't clear enough to pick up birth defects.

From left to right, Stuart Sobel, Berenice Mottin-Berger and Steven Siegfried of Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel.

Caribbean Construction Firm Scores $4M Judgment

By Celia Ampel |

South Florida lawyers won a $4.3 million arbitration award against DeVry Medical International over long-delayed construction payments.

Benjamin P. Bean, Michael A. Friedman, John H. Genovese and Robert F. Elgidely, of Genovese Joblove & Battista.

Bank to Pay $9M to Settle Case Over Check-Kiting Customers

By Celia Ampel |

Synovus Bank agreed to pay $9 million to settle claims that it knew about a customer's alleged fraud scheme.

Stuart Davidson, Alexander Kruzyk and Christopher Martins, attorneys with Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd in Boca Raton.

Apple to Pay $10M to Settle Suit Over Fingerprint Tech

By Celia Ampel |

Apple Inc. and a fingerprint technology company's board of directors agreed to pay $10 million in a shareholder settlement negotiated by Boca Raton lawyers.

Bonnie Navin, right, and Kimberly Wald, left, attorneys with Kelley Uustal in Fort Lauderdale.

$4.3 Million Awarded in Arbitration for Mother's Death

By Celia Ampel |

An arbitration panel awarded $4.3 million plus legal fees and costs to a family who alleged medical malpractice led a 24-year-old woman to die shortly after childbirth.

From left, Robert Stickney,The Law Offices of Robert W. Stickney and David H. Pollack & Sean Comroe, with The Pollack Law Firm.

Jury Awards $4.6 Million to Man Wrongly Arrested for Bomb Threat

By Celia Ampel |

South Florida lawyers won a $4.6 million verdict for a man falsely accused of making a bomb threat against New World Tower in downtown Miami.

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.