Verdicts & Settlements

Michael R. Holt and M. Stephen Smith

Jury Finds for Defense in West Palm Mesothelioma Trial

By Adolfo Pesquera |

Miami attorneys were part of a legal team that defeated a request for more than $4 million in damages in an asbestos case.

F. Gregory Barnhart and David Sales

These Lawyers Helped Win $13.5M Tobacco Award to Widow of Man With Lung Cancer

By Adolfo Pesquera |

A Miami-Dade widow was awarded $13.5 million because of her husband's addiction and death from smoking R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. products.

Robert Gilbert

How This Attorney Won Nearly $19M for Citrus Tree Owners

By Adolfo Pesquera |

Miami attorney Robert C. Gilbert said while Orange County is more conservative than South Florida, the jury placed an even greater value on private property rights.

Steve Lubell and Aldo Leiva, of Lubell Rosen

Attorneys Win Defense Verdict for Radiologist

By Adolfo Pesquera |

Steven Lubell and Aldo Leiva won a defense verdict for a radiologist who performed a mammogram on a woman who developed metastatic cancer.

Steven Katzman

Steven M. Katzman Gets Jury to Award $1.2M to Couple Bullied by Mayor

By Adolfo Pesquera |

Steven M. Katzman said he chronologically laid out when his clients filed suit and when they were subject to code enforcement hearings, and he "asked the jury to connect the dots."

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

Schlesinger Team Scores $3.1 Million Tobacco Win

By Adolfo Pesquera |

Attorneys Steven J. Hammer, Jonathan Gdanski and Scott P. Schlesinger still got a survival claim despite the jury finding smoking-related diseases did not cause their client's death.

Allan B. Kaiser and Christopher E. Gottfried

Ferraro Team Says Victim's Job Was To Smoke, Die

By John Pacenti |

Allan B. Kaiser and Chris Gottfried won $28 million for the family of a dead smoker by linking his two kinds of lung cancer to smoking.

Stuart J. Weissman and Stuart Ratzan

These Two Attorneys Win $2 Million Verdict in Medmal Case

Stuart J. Weissman and Stuart N. Ratzan proved Palmetto General Hospital was liable in the death of woman from rare blood disorder.

Howard Talenfeld and Ted Babbitt

These South Florida Attorneys Settle Child-Torture Case For $17.5M

By Adolfo Pesquera |

Howard Talenfeld and Ted Babbitt settled with New York City and three child welfare agencies for $17.5 million on behalf of 10 special-needs children who moved to Florida with their abusive foster mother.

Carlos A. Bodden and W. David Bennett

They Convinced Jury To Award $1.4 Million To Doctor Injured In Wreck

By Adolfo Pesquera |

Carlos Bodden and W. David Bennett persuaded a Broward jury that their client's injuries were caused by a traffic accident and that they were permanent.

Standing: Stefan M. Apotheker and Michael Rapaport. Sitting: Jeffrey R. Sonn and Jeffrey Erez

Sonn & Erez Team Wins FINRA Arbitration Award

By Julie Kay |

Jeffrey Erez, Jeffrey Sonn, Michael Rapaport and Stefan Apotheker won a $4.5 million FINRA arbitration against Morgan Stanley on behalf of Banamex following an unauthorized loan to a family member.

Mario Quintero Jr.

Why Did He Say 'Jury Got It Right' In Representing Former Attorney?

By Julie Kay |

Mario Quintero represented a former attorney who blamed a musician's defamatory posting for losing his law license. Quintero said the jury "really got it right" with a $3.5 million award.

David M. Buckner and Brett E. von Borke

Grossman Roth Attorneys Win Huge Award For Civilian Pilots and Flight Attendants Flying Into War Zone

By John Pacenti |

Grossman Roth attorneys have succeeded in a case involving hazard pay for civilian pilots and attendants fllying into Middle East conflicts.

Rachel Walters and Ezra S. Greenberg, Assistant County Attorneys, Miami-Dade County Attorney's Office.

They Convinced Jury To Clear Cops Of Excess Force In Shooting Deaths Of Unarmed Men

By Julie Kay |

A federal jury cleared two Miami-Dade police officers of excessive force cliams in the shooting deaths of two unarmed black men in 2007.

Woman Who Alleged IUD Insertion Caused Pain Gets $208,839

A jury awarded $208,839 to a woman who claimed she suffered uterine pain for three months after an the implantation of an intrauterine device.

T-Boned Plus Broken Wrist Equals $388,488 For Driver

A jury awarded $388,488 to a woman who claimed a broadside collision caused permanent pain in her left wrist.

Daniel F. Benavides, Detra Shaw-Wilder, Ken Hartmann, and Doug Wolfe

Who Won $12.7 Million Judgment For Setai? These Lawyers

By Adolfo Pesquera |

The former property manager at Setai Resort & Residences wins $12.7 million in arbitration against a Lehman Brothers company.