Verdicts & Settlements

Andrew P. Gold and Dee Dee Fischer, with Akerman.

'Shared' Password Leads to $3.73M Verdict Against Boca Raton Company

By Celia Ampel |

Using someone else's login credentials can have dire consequences, a federal case showed.

Joel Roth, left, and Sagi Shaked, right, of Shaked Law Firm.

$12.2M Verdict for Brothers Whose Mom Died in Head-On Collision

By Celia Ampel |

Aventura lawyers argued a child's suffering could not be measured by the grades on his report card.

Scott Schlesinger of Schlesinger Law Offices in Fort Lauderdale, Steve Yerrid of the Yerrid Law Firm in Tampa and Steven Hammer of the Schlesinger firm.

$13.8M Verdict in Smoking Case That Harkened Back to Tobacco-Fighting 'Dream Team'

By Celia Ampel |

Fort Lauderdale attorney Scott Schlesinger teamed up with his father's former co-counsel Steve Yerrid to win a Tampa tobacco verdict.

 Zachary Friedman, Gary Friedman and John Seligman of Friedman & Friedman.

Overlooked Breast Lump Leads to $21.6M Miami-Dade Med-Mal Verdict

By Celia Ampel |

Hialeah nurse Marlande Lazard was told she did not have cancer. Meanwhile, her symptoms worsened.

Alejandro Garcia, sitting, and Todd Baker of Steinger, Iscoe & Greene in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale Attorneys Win $1.48M Award After Tractor-Trailer Crash

By Celia Ampel |

The trucks collided in an area outside Fort Myers where many tractor-trailers travel between quarries and construction sites.

Joseph Osborne of Osborne & Associates in Boca Raton.

Zimmer Ordered to Pay $2M for Defective Hip Implant

By Celia Ampel |

A Boca Raton attorney won a finding of strict liability against the manufacturer for a hip implant that caused metal poisoning.

Michael Cecere of Cecere Santana

$8.2 Million Verdict for Motorcyclist Injured in Miami Crash

By Celia Ampel |

A disagreement over whether the plaintiff was wearing his helmet was a key issue at trial.

Nick Madsen of Roberts, Reynolds, Bedard & Tuzzio; Gary F. Baumann of Baumann, Gant & Keeley; and Lyman H. Reynolds of Roberts, Reynolds, Bedard & Tuzzio.

Garage Found Not Liable for Bystander's Injuries in Drunken Brawl

By Celia Ampel |

A Fort Lauderdale parking garage owner and manager defeated a $13 million lawsuit after a woman was hit in the face with a flashlight just outside the garage.

George G. Mahfood and David B. Rosemberg, with Broad and Cassel.

Jury Says Landlords Can't Turn Blind Eye to Fake High-End Goods

By Celia Ampel |

Miami lawyers won a $1.9 million verdict showing commercial landlords who turn a blind eye to tenants' trademark infringement can be held liable.

Steven Hammer and Brittany Chambers of The Schlesinger Law Offices.

Man's Suffering, Not Death, From Tobacco Yields $3M Verdict for Widow

By Celia Ampel |

A decadelong court battle against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. will likely continue for a World War II veteran's widow, who turns 90 this year.

David L. Markel and Nicholas I. Gerson of Gerson & Schwartz.

Lawsuit in Salesman's Shooting Death Results in $10M Verdict

By Celia Ampel |

Miami attorneys won a $10 million verdict for the parents of a door-to-door salesman shot dead by a property owner.

Jay Cohen and Rudwin Ayala of the Law Offices of Jay Cohen.

ER Doctor Found Liable in Case Over Delayed MRI

By Celia Ampel |

An emergency room doctor was found liable for $1.35 million in damages after a patient claimed she was too slow to order an MRI.

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.