Verdicts & Settlements

James Ferraro Jr. and James Ferraro Sr.

Father-Son Lawyers Win $9.5 Million for Mesothelioma Patient

By Celia Ampel |

James Ferraro Jr. and his father traced their client's asbestos exposure to a military housing project in Saudi Arabia that was constructed with Georgia-Pacific's Ready-Mix joint compound.

Willie E. Gary

Attorneys Focus on Athletic Man's Nonvisible Injuries

By Celia Ampel |

Prominent plaintiffs attorney Willie Gary and two Miami co-counsel landed a $5 million jury verdict for a former University of Miami football player who was stopped at an intersection when his car was hit by a UPS truck.

Pedro A. Jimenez

This Jones Day Attorney Leads Team in Bankruptcy Bidding for Offshore Oil Assets

By Celia Ampel |

Jones Day represented a Mexican heavy construction company in purchases of an offshore drilling operation and ship.

Timothy Felice

$3M Settlement Reached for Fall on Slippery Office Floor

By Celia Ampel |

West Palm Beach attorney Tim Felice lands a $3 million settlement for a client who needed three back surgeries after falling on an office building floor after rain.

Philip Freidin, Jonathan Freidin, and Randy Rosenblum

Viral Sex Tape Leads to $7M Verdict Against 50 Cent

By Celia Ampel |

A team of South Florida lawyers wins a $7 million award against the star rapper for invasion of privacy and emotional distress after he inserted himself as a character in a South Florida woman's sex tape.

Lawyers Win First Punitives in Non-Engle Tobacco Trial

By Celia Ampel |

Philip Gerson and Edward Schwartz teamed with Gary Paige to win a nearly $13.5 million verdict for a widower whose wife died after smoking Winstons for 35 years.

Matthew P. Leto

Judge Rules for Business Partner in Disputed Lot Sales

By Celia Ampel |

A judge rejects a breach of fiduciary duty claim in a dispute between two business partner over the $2.5 million bulk sale of 279 lots.

Andrew Frisch

$6 Million Later, Question Remains: Are Strippers Employees?

By Celia Ampel |

Andrew Frisch of Plantation was part of a legal team that won a $6 million settlement on behalf of nearly 5,000 strippers who say they didn't receive minimum wage or overtime pay.

Gary Farmer Jr., and Brad Edwards, with Farmer Jaffe Weissing Edwards Fistos & Lehrman

Attorneys Win Award After Drunken Driver Kills Pregnant Hotel Guest

By Celia Ampel |

Two South Florida attorneys won the $3.6 million wrongful death verdict against the Riverside Hotel in Fort Lauderdale.

Jeff Ostrow

Attorneys Get $4.9 Million Settlement on Michael Kors Outlet Pricing

By Celia Ampel |

Scott Edelsberg and Jason Alperstein, along with Jeff Ostrow, settled a lawsuit accusing Michael Kors of posting discounts from original prices that were never used at its outlet stores.

Receiver Recovers $2.3 Million in Firm's Fees From Fraud

By Celia Ampel |

A Berger Singerman attorney for a foreclosure relief law firm in receivership receives a $2.3 million judgment against Miami law firm Litvin, Torrens & Associates, which helped Prime Legal Plans.

Christopher Marlowe

$2.85M Settlement Reached in Birthday Party Slaying

By Celia Ampel |

Christopher Marlowe argued the owner failed to keep an apartment complex's premises safe when a woman was killed by an unknown gunman during a 7-year-old's birthday party.

Joe Matthews and Courtney Engelke

Duo Wins $4.56 Million Verdict Against Title Company

By Celia Ampel |

Courtney Engelke and Joseph Matthews persuaded a Palm Beach jury to deliver a $4.56 million verdict against First American Title Insurance for delaying developers' claims about title defects at a Bahamas resort.

Christopher M. Drury and John H. (Jack) Hickey

This is How the Hickey Law Firm Defeated Liability Waivers in $12M Mediated Settlement

By Celia Ampel |

Jack Hickey and Chris Drury argued the liability release forms signed by their client on behalf of the client and his son were void because they violated federal and state law.