Verdicts & Settlements

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.

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.