Number 1 Settlements in Florida in 2017

Number 1 Settlements in Florida in 2017We are pleased to present to you the list of the largest practice area-specific settlements obtained in the State of Florida in the year 2017. The list is comprised of various case types that were filed either in state or federal courts, or were settled before/without commencement of a lawsuit.

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$553,567,307.00
Attorneys: Peter Prieto, Aaron S. Podhurst, Stephen F. Rosenthal, John Gravante, Matthew P. Weinshall, Alissa Del Riego of Podhurst Orseck, LLP; David Boies of Boies, Schiller & Flexner; Todd A. Smith of Power, Rogers and Smith P.C.; Curtis B. Miner of Colson Hicks Eidson
Case: Koehler, et al. v. Takata Corp., et al.
No.1 in: Class Action, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Wrongful Death, Defective Product
$350,000,000.00
Attorneys: Benjamin C. Mizer of U.S. Department of Justice
Case: USA v. Shire Pharmaceuticals LLC
No.1 in: False Claims Act, Fraud, Qui Tam, Kickbacks
$150,000,000.00
Attorneys: Harley S. Tropin, Tucker Ronzetti of Kozyak Tropin Throckmorton, LLP; Jeffrey C. Schneider of Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman LLP; Michael I. Goldberg of Akerman LLP
Case: SEC v. Quiros, et al.
No.1 in: Securities Fraud
$97,679,141.00
Attorneys: Peter Prieto, Aaron S. Podhurst, Stephen F. Rosenthal, John Gravante, Matthew P. Weinshall, Alissa Del Riego of Podhurst Orseck, LLP
Case: In Re: Takata Airbag Product Liability Litigation
No.1 in: Consumer Protection
$56,000,000.00
Attorneys: Sharan Nirmul, Richard A. Russo Jr., Jennifer L. Joost, Darren J. Check of Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP; Joshua A. Katz, James D. Sallah, Jeffrey Cox of Sallah Astarita & Cox; Joseph E. White, Lester R. Hooker of Saxena White, P.A.
Case: In Re: Ocwen Financial Corporation Securities Litigation
No.1 in: Misrepresentation
$40,000,000.00
Attorneys: David Kelly, Sean Tonolli, Mike Wheatley, Bradley Bondi of U.S. Department of Justice
Case: U.S.A. v. Princess Cruise Lines Ltd.
No.1 in: Pollution
$30,800,000.00
Attorneys: Chris Searcy of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley
Case: Edwards v. Lee Memorial Health System
No.1 in: Professional Negligence, Birth Injury, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice
$25,000,000.00
Attorneys: Lawrence A. Kellogg, Jason Kellogg of Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman LLP; Paulino A. Nunez Jr., Frank R. Rodriguez of Rodriguez Tramont & Nunez, P.A.
Case: Fernandez, et al. v. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith
No.1 in: Breach of Fiduciary Duty, ERISA
$18,017,382.77
Attorneys: Wifredo A. Ferrer; Mark A. Lavine; John C. Spaccarotella of U.S. Attorney's Office; Lawrence S. Klitzman of Klitzman Law Group, PLLC; Daniel R. Miller of Berger & Montague
Case: USA v. Marder, et al.
No.1 in: Healthcare Fraud
$14,900,000.00
Attorneys: Jeffrey L. Gordon, Fritz Gray, John T. Golding of Maney | Gordon | Zeller, P.A.
Case: Pelaez v. Conlon
No.1 in: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident
$13,500,000.00
Attorneys: Pamela Jo Bondi of Attorney General of the State of Florida
Case: Office of Attorney General, et al. v. Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc.
No.1 in: Marketing of Off-Label Use
$13,500,000.00
Attorneys: Theodore J. Leopold, Leslie M. Kroeger, Diana L. Martin, Douglas J. McNamara, Eric A. Kafka of Cohen, Milstein, Sellers & Toll PLLC
Case: Hankinson, et al. v. Rooms to Go, et al.
No.1 in: Consumer Fraud
$10,750,000.00
Attorneys: Stuart Z. Grossman of Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen
Case: Barlow v. Galleon Resort
No.1 in: Dangerous Condition, Premises Liability
$10,575,000.00
Attorneys: Ricardo M. Martinez-Cid, Lea P. Valdivia of Podhurst Orseck, LLP
Case: Octavio v. Alejandro
No.1 in: Bicycle Accident
$10,000,000.00
Attorneys: S. Kirk Ingebretsen, Eric J. Hobbs, Daniel E. Rohner, Richard G. Sander, Charles C. Eblen, Jason R. Scott of Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
Case: ADT LLC v. Vivint Inc.
No.1 in: Deceptive Trade Practices
$8,000,000.00
Attorneys: Jeff Ostrow, Scott Edelsberg of Kopelowitz Ostrow Ferguson Weiselberg Gilbert; Andrew Shamis of Shamis & Gentile P.A.
Case: Gottlieb v. Citgo Petroleum Corp.
No.1 in: TCPA
$6,000,000.00
Attorneys: Pamela Jo Bondi of Attorney General of the State of Florida
Case: Office of Attorney General, et al. v. General Motors Co.
No.1 in: Fraudulent Concealment
$5,717,562.00
Attorneys: Michael R. Kirby of High Stack Gordon Kirby
Case: Riascos-Mazos v. Carnival Corp.
No.1 in: Watercraft Accident
$5,000,000.00
Attorneys: Melanie E. Damian of Damian & Valori LLP
Case: Michael I. Goldberg, et al. v. Holland & Knight LLP, et al.
No.1 in: Legal Malpractice
$5,000,000.00
Attorneys: Sean B. Cronin, Michelle L. Davis, Gregory H. Maxwell of Cronin & Maxwell, P.L.; Michael V. Nakamura of Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker, P.A.
Case: Mochocki v. The USA
No.1 in: Failure to Treat
$3,580,000.00
Attorneys: Marc A. Wites of Wites & Kapetan P.A.
Case: Jane Doe v. Sinrod, et al.
No.1 in: Assault and Battery, Negligent Supervision, Sexual Assault, Negligent Hiring
$3,128,498.21
Attorneys: Christopher L. Marlowe of The Haggard Law Firm PA
Case: McLemore v. Creative Choice Homes II, Ltd., et al.
No.1 in: Inadequate Security
$3,075,000.00
Attorneys: Carlos E. Verdecia of The Verdecia Law Firm, LLC; Araly Herrera, Hector J. Lombana of Gamba, Lombana & Herrera
Case: Rojas v. USA
No.1 in: Delayed Childbirth Delivery
$2,880,000.00
Attorneys: Justin B. Shapiro, Thomas B. Scolaro of Leesfield Scolaro, P.A.
Case: Estate of Kim v. Fury Management, et al.
No.1 in: Business Liability, Jet Ski Accident
$2,750,000.00
Attorneys: David Sampedro, Brett A. Panter of Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A.
Case: Infant Plaintiff v. Defendant Hospital
No.1 in: Delayed Treatment
$2,500,000.00
Attorneys: Tomas F. Gamba of Gamba, Lombana & Herrera
Case: K.C., Pro Ami v. The USA
No.1 in: Failure to Diagnose
$2,500,000.00
Attorneys: Theodore J. Leopold, Wallace B. McCall, Stephan A. Le Clainche of Cohen, Milstein, Sellers & Toll PLLC
Case: Estate of Adams v. Custer, et al.
No.1 in: Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force
$2,300,000.00
Attorneys: Joshua J. Wagner, Steven T. Vasilaros of Vasilaros Wagner
Case: Confidential v. Confidential
No.1 in: Pedestrian Accident
$2,100,000.00
Attorneys: Randall C. Berg, Jr., Dante P. Trevisani, Erica A. Selig of Florida Justice Institute; Tucker Ronzetti, Kenneth R. Hartmann, Monica McNulty of Kozyak Tropin Throckmorton, LLP
Case: Copeland, et al. v. Jones, et al.
No.1 in: Denial of Medical Care, Prison Negligence
$1,500,000.00
Attorneys: Todd J. Michaels of The Haggard Law Firm PA; John L. Walker, Jr. of Walker Group, PC
Case: Estate of Walker v. Rosen Hotels and Resorts, Inc., et al.
No.1 in: Slip and Fall
$1,400,000.00
Attorneys: Eric J. Ginnis of Ginnis & Krathen, P.A.
Case: Cortes v. New Hampton At Century Village Condo #1 Assn Inc, et al.
No.1 in: Trip and Fall
$1,400,000.00
Attorneys: David Sampedro of Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A.
Case: Ramirez v. Defendant Hospital, et al.
No.1 in: Overmedication
$1,100,000.00
Attorneys: Robert M. Roselli, Daniel P. Melrose of Roselli & Associates, P.A.
Case: Sackman v. Defendants
No.1 in: Truck Accident
$1,100,000.00
Attorneys: Catherine B. Bowles of Sardelis and Bowles LLP
Case: Lang v. Artistry Painting
No.1 in: Toxic Exposure, Failure to Maintain
$850,000.00
Attorneys: Glen B. Levine, Elie Anidjar of Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, P.A.
Case: Cunningham v. Broward County
No.1 in: Bus Accident
$650,000.00
Attorneys: Theodore W. Zelman of Zelman & Hanlon, P.A.
Case: Quinonez v. Luenser
No.1 in: Property Damage
$440,000.00
Attorneys: Jack C. Morgan III of Aloia, Roland, Lubell & Morgan, PLLC
Case: Allen v. Fort Myers Police Department
No.1 in: False Arrest, Racial Profiling
$380,000.00
Attorneys: Michael Farrell, Robert E. Weisberg, Beatriz Biscardi Andre, Samantha Williams of EEOC
Case: EEOC v. Idex Corp.
No.1 in: Labor & Employment
$350,000.00
Attorneys: Wifredo A. Ferrer of U.S. Department of Justice
Case: USA v. Palm Beach County School District
No.1 in: Pregnancy Discrimination
$300,000.00
Attorneys: Robert Weisberg, Kimberly A. Cruz, Oshia Banks of EEOC
Case: EEOC v. Nestle Waters North America
No.1 in: Gender Discrimination
$275,000.00
Attorneys: Thomas A. Delegal, III, James C. Poindexter of Delegal Law Offices, P.A.
Case: Jones v. City Of Jacksonville, et al.
No.1 in: Hostile Work Environment, Wrongful Termination
$175,000.00
Attorneys: David W. Brill, Michelle Y. Medina-Fonseca, Joseph J. Rinaldi, Jr. of Brill & Rinaldi, The Law Firm
Case: Pellegrino, et al. v. Wengert, et al.
No.1 in: Dog Bite
$175,000.00
Attorneys: Philip V. Martino, Cassidy E. Jones of Quarles & Brady
Case: R & M Mktg. v. Best Buy Auto of Tampa Bay
No.1 in: Conversion, Theft, Replevin
$165,804.00
Attorneys: Hilary Ostrega, Andrew Ostrega of Ostrega Law Firm, P.A.
Case: R.K. Assoc. XVIII v. MAB-ULA USA
No.1 in: Breach of Warranty
$150,000.00
Attorneys: Hugh L. Koerner of Hugh L. Koerner, P.A.
Case: Lyubimov v. City of Fort Lauderdale, et al.
No.1 in: Malicious Prosecution
$140,000.00
Attorneys: Silvia Dominguez-Reese, Jenna Grambort of U.S. Department of Justice
Case: USA v. Pizzerias LLC
No.1 in: National Origin Discrimination
$125,000.00
Attorneys: Isidro Garcia of Garcia Law Firm, P.A.
Case: Green v. City of West Palm Beach
No.1 in: Race Discrimination

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