Verdicts & Settlements

Fired Ashley Furniture Exec Loses Bonus Suit

A retail furniture chain has prevailed in a salary dispute with its former president.

Lawyers Wins $4.8M MedMal Award for Teen Injured in Childbirth

By Celia Ampel |

Fort Lauderdale attorneys won a $4.8 million verdict for a girl who was disfigured during birth 14 years ago.

Jeff Herman and Dan Ellis of Herman Law in Boca Raton.

Settlement Follows $3 Million Award to Girl Molested at Preschool

By Celia Ampel |

The parents of a young girl who was allegedly sexually abused by a Coconut Creek preschool teacher won the award against the school's parent company.

Alvaro Mejer, Mejer Law, left, and Fernando Aran, Aran Correa Guarch & Shapiro.

Attorneys Win $2.5 Million in Fatal Poisoning of 21 Polo Horses

By Celia Ampel |

A West Palm Beach jury issued the award to the owners and insurers of horses killed by a tainted supplement.

Property Owner Barely Liable for Staircase Fall

A jury has sided primarily with a property owner in a premises liability case.

Russell Pfeifer and Raul Chacon, with The Chartwell Law Offices

Defense Beats Boaters After Boat Engine Falls Off

By Celia Ampel |

Miami lawyers defeated a $2 million personal injury lawsuit against a boat manufacturer by showing the operator had likely tinkered with engine mounts to increase speed.

Jury Sides with E-Cigarette Company in Labor Case

A Miami company has been cleared of liability in an employment dispute case.

No Award to Woman Who Fell Over Store Cart

A discount retail chain has been exonerated in a premises liability case.

Couple's Attorneys Win $28M Award for Discarded Baby's Body

By Celia Ampel |

Greenspoon Marder wins a $28 million verdict against a funeral home that disposed of a baby's body in a gas station garbage bin.

Jury Rejects Condo Owner's Noise Complaint

A Coral Springs condo association has been cleared of liability in a lease dispute.

Plaintiff: Collision With Police Vehicle Caused Wrist Fractures

A jury has delivered a six-figure award to a woman injured in a collision with a police vehicle.

Attorney Tells Jury to Assess Company 'Puppeteer,' Wins $17 Million

By Celia Ampel |

Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton lawyers pierce the corporate veil to hold a borrower liable for $15 million in damages plus interest.

Glen Waldman

Jury Says Insurance Failure to Notify Costs Brokers $1 Million

By Celia Ampel |

Brokers who allegedly mishandled a workers' compensation claim must pay $1 million for the mistake, a Miami federal jury decided.

$151 Million Settlement Approved in Foam Class Action

By Celia Ampel |

Jay Shapiro of Stearns Weaver helped negotiate a $151 million antitrust class action settlement for indirect purchasers of products containing polyurethane foam used in mattresses, pillows and furniture.

Dan Caine and Daniel Grissom of Miami law firm Stabinski & Funt won a nearly $2 million verdict against Park One, the managers of a parking garage in Miami Beach where two women were attacked.

3 Sisters Awarded $1.8M in Beach Garage Beating

By Celia Ampel |

Miami attorneys won the premises liability verdict after three sisters were attacked in a South Beach parking garage after sharing an elevator ride.

Jury Awards $52 Million to Woman Attacked at Hotel

A jury has awarded $52 million to a woman rendered a quadriplegic after a 2012 assault at a hotel.

Lance Harke

Milk Settlement With a Twist: DHA Omega-3 Research

By Celia Ampel |

U.S. District Judge Joan Lenard approves a $1.3 million false advertising settlement with the maker of Silk and Horizon organic milk.

$1M Award for Claims Against Carpet Company

A jury has awarded a Palm Beach County business a seven-figure sum in a defamation suit.

Todd Michaels

$3 Million Settlement Reached for Family of Man Killed While Leaving Nightclub for Child's Birth

By Celia Ampel |

South Florida attorneys landed the negligent security settlement for the family of a 21-year-old who was fatally shot dead after learning his girlfriend was going into labor.

Zachary A. Friedman and Gary Friedman of Friedman & Friedman, Coral Gables won top verdict for 2006 car crash

Attorneys Win $2 Million Award for Driver in Four-Car Pileup

By Celia Ampel |

A father-and-son attorney team won the verdict against State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance for a woman who was second in line in a four-car collision in 2006.

James Hicks. with Hicks, Motto & Erlich in Palm Beach Gardens

Lawyer Lands $1.4 Million Settlement in Truck Wreck

By Celia Ampel |

A Palm Beach Gardens firm obtained a $1.4 million settlement for a man who needed three surgeries after his company truck was rear-ended.

Woman Gets $150,000 After Driver Runs Stop Sign

Martha Barrera, then 45, claimed a vehicle operated by Norma Langus ran a stop sign at a Broward County intersection in September 2010.