Top 50 Settlements in Florida in 2017

Top 50 Settlements in Florida in 2017We are pleased to present to you the list of top 50 settlements obtained in Florida in the year 2017. The list is comprised of various case types that were filed either in state or federal courts.

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1
Amount: $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.
Type: Class Action, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Wrongful Death, Defective Product
2
Amount: $350,000,000.00
Attorneys: Benjamin C. Mizer of U.S. Department of Justice
Case: USA v. Shire Pharmaceuticals LLC
Type: False Claims Act, Fraud, Qui Tam, Kickbacks
3
Amount: $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.
Type: Securities Fraud
4
Amount: $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
Type: Class Action, Product Liability, Defective Product, Consumer Protection
5
Amount: $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
Type: Class Action, Economic Loss, Fraud, Misrepresentation, Securities Fraud
6
Amount: $40,000,000.00
Attorneys: David Kelly, Sean Tonolli, Mike Wheatley, Bradley Bondi of U.S. Department of Justice
Case: USA v. Princess Cruise Lines Ltd.
Type: Pollution
7
Amount: $32,000,000.00
Attorneys: Russell Deitch; Ian L. Barlow of Federal Trade Commission
Case: Federal Trade Commission v. Ramsey, et al.
Type: Class Action, Securities Fraud
8
Amount: $30,900,000.00
Attorneys: Scott D. Owens of Scott D. Owens, P.A.; Bret L. Lusskin Jr. of Bret Lusskin, P.A.; Keith J. Keogh, Michael S. Hilicki of Keogh Law, Ltd.
Case: Flaum, et al. v. Subway
Type: Class Action, Consumer Protection
9
Amount: $30,800,000.00
Attorneys: Chris Searcy of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley
Case: Edwards v. Lee Memorial Health System
Type: Birth Injury, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Brain Injury
20
Amount: $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
Type: Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Class Action, ERISA
11
Amount: $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.
Type: False Claims Act, Fraud, Qui Tam, Kickbacks, Healthcare Fraud
12
Amount: $14,900,000.00
Attorneys: Jeffrey L. Gordon, Fritz Gray, John T. Golding of Maney | Gordon | Zeller, P.A.
Case: Pelaez v. Conlon
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury
13 (tie)
Amount: $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.
Type: Class Action, Consumer Fraud, Fraud
13 (tie)
Amount: $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.
Type: Intentional Misrepresentation, Marketing of Off-Label Use
14
Amount: $20,750,000.00
Attorneys: Stuart Z. Grossman of Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen
Case: Barlow v. Galleon Resort
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability
15
Amount: $20,575,000.00
Attorneys: Ricardo M. Martinez-Cid, Lea P. Valdivia of Podhurst Orseck, LLP
Case: Octavio v. Alejandro
Type: Bicycle Accident, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
16
Amount: $20,200,000.00
Attorneys: Benjamin C. Mizer of U.S. Department of Justice
Case: USA, et al. v. Covenant Hospice Inc.
Type: False Claims Act, Fraud, Healthcare Fraud
17
Amount: $20,000,000.00
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.
Type: Consumer Fraud, Deceptive Trade Practices, Misrepresentation
18
Amount: $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.
Type: Class Action, TCPA
19
Amount: $7,000,000.00
Attorneys: Sean B. Cronin, Michelle L. Davis of Cronin & Maxwell, P.L.
Case: Hollis v. The USA
Type: Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Brain Injury
20
Amount: $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.
Type: Fraudulent Concealment, Consumer Protection
21
Amount: $5,717,562.00
Attorneys: Michael R. Kirby of High Stack Gordon Kirby
Case: Riascos-Mazos v. Carnival Corp.
Type: Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Watercraft Accident
22 (tie)
Amount: $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
Type: Birth Injury, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Failure to Treat
22 (tie)
Amount: $5,000,000.00
Attorneys: Melanie E. Damian of Damian & Valori LLP
Case: Michael I. Goldberg, et al. v. Holland & Knight LLP, et al.
Type: Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Fraud, Legal Malpractice
23
Amount: $3,667,450.00
Attorneys: DeWitte Thompson of Thompson & Slagle L.L.C.
Case: Great American Insurance Co. v. Brewer
Type: Breach of Contract, Indemnification
24
Amount: $3,580,000.00
Attorneys: Marc A. Wites of Wites & Kapetan P.A.
Case: Jane Doe v. Sinrod, et al.
Type: Assault and Battery, Negligent Supervision, Sexual Assault, Negligent Hiring , Emotional Distress
25
Amount: $3,200,000.00
Attorneys: Jeffrey H. Wood; Gabriel Allen; Lori Jonas; W. Stephen Muldrow; Lacy R. Harwell of U.S. Department of Justice
Case: USA v. Johnson Controls, Inc., et al.
Type: Pollution
26
Amount: $3,128,498.21
Attorneys: Christopher L. Marlowe of The Haggard Law Firm PA
Case: McLemore v. Creative Choice Homes II, Ltd., et al.
Type: Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Inadequate Security
27
Amount: $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
Type: Delayed Childbirth Delivery, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Brain Injury
28
Amount: $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.
Type: Business Liability, Motor Vehicle Accident, Watercraft Accident, Wrongful Death, Jet Ski Accident
29
Amount: $2,750,000.00
Attorneys: David Sampedro, Brett A. Panter of Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A.
Case: Infant Plaintiff v. Defendant Hospital
Type: Birth Injury, Delayed Treatment, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury
30 (tie)
Amount: $2,500,000.00
Attorneys: Steven R. Jaffe, Mark S. Fistos, Seth M. Lehrman of Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman, P.L.; Scott D. Owens of Scott D. Owens, P.A.; Bret L. Lusskin Jr. of Bret Lusskin, P.A.
Case: Wood, et al. v. Jimmy Choo
Type: Class Action, Consumer Protection
30 (tie)
Amount: $2,500,000.00
Attorneys: Tomas F. Gamba of Gamba, Lombana & Herrera
Case: K.C., Pro Ami v. The USA
Type: Birth Injury, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury
30 (tie)
Amount: $2,500,000.00
Attorneys: Theodore J. Leopold, Wallace B. McCall, Stephan LeClainche of Cohen, Milstein, Sellers & Toll PLLC
Case: Estate of Adams v. Custer, et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death
31 (tie)
Amount: $2,300,000.00
Attorneys: Joshua J. Wagner, Steven T. Vasilaros of Vasilaros Wagner
Case: Confidential v. Confidential
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Wrongful Death
31 (tie)
Amount: $2,300,000.00
Attorneys: Adam M. Wesolowski; Matthew Wilshire of Federal Trade Commission
Case: Federal Trade Commission, et al. v. Consumer Assistance LLC, et al.
Type: Consumer Fraud, Fraud
32
Amount: $2,200,000.00
Attorneys: Dante P. Trevisani, Erica A. Selig of Florida Justice Institute ; Tucker Ronzetti, Kenneth R. Hartmann , Douglas Wolfe, Monica McNulty of Kozyak Tropin Throckmorton, LLP
Case: Copeland, et al. v. Jones, et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Denial of Medical Care, Prison Negligence
33
Amount: $2,000,000.00
Attorneys: Christopher L. Marlowe of The Haggard Law Firm PA
Case: Estate of Barner Pierre-Jean v. Center Court Apartments, et al.
Type: Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Inadequate Security
34
Amount: $1,900,000.00
Attorneys: Daniel A. Iracki, Rufus Pennington of Coker, Schickel, Sorenson, Posgay, Camerlengo & Iracki
Case: Thomas v. City of Jacksonville, et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death
35
Amount: $1,600,000.00
Attorneys: Kyle Cohen, Sean O'Donnell, Christopher Reimer of U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida
Case: USA v. Financial Freedom
Type: False Claims Act, Fraud, Qui Tam
36
Amount: $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.
Type: Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip and Fall
37 (tie)
Amount: $1,400,000.00
Attorneys: David Sampedro of Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A.
Case: Ramirez v. Defendant Hospital, et al.
Type: Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Professional Negligence, Wrongful Death, Overmedication
37 (tie)
Amount: $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.
Type: Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Trip and Fall
38 (tie)
Amount: $1,200,000.00
Attorneys: Catherine B. Bowles of Sardelis and Bowles LLP
Case: Lang v. Artistry Painting
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Toxic Exposure, Failure to Maintain
38 (tie)
Amount: $1,200,000.00
Attorneys: Robert M. Roselli, Daniel P. Melrose of Roselli & Associates, P.A.
Case: Sackman v. Defendants
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident
39 (tie)
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Attorneys: Douglas J. McCarron of The Haggard Law Firm PA
Case: Estate of Sweeting v. The Oaks at Miami Gardens Condo. Assoc. Inc., et al.
Type: Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Inadequate Security
39 (tie)
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Attorneys: David Sampedro of Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A.
Case: Fonseca v. J&E Transportation Inc., et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident
40
Amount: $975,000.00
Attorneys: James A. Hannon of Hannon Legal Group, P.A.
Case: Conde v. Bryant Security Corp.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury
41
Amount: $890,000.00
Attorneys: Michael F. Guilford of Michael F. Guilford, P.A.; Tonya J. Meister of Meister Law, LLC; Elizabeth K. Russo of Russo Appellate Firm, PA
Case: Jerry Rankin, M.D., et al. v. Celebrity Cruises, Inc.
Type: Breach of Contract
42
Amount: $850,000.00
Attorneys: Glen B. Levine, Elie Anidjar of Anidjar & Levine, P.A.
Case: Cunningham v. Broward County
Type: Bus Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
43
Amount: $750,000.00
Attorneys: Wifredo A. Ferrer of U.S. Department of Justice
Case: US Ex Rel. Duay v. Tartell, et al.
Type: False Claims Act, Fraud
44
Amount: $650,000.00
Attorneys: Theodore W. Zelman of Zelman & Hanlon, P.A.
Case: Quinonez v. Luenser
Type: Bicycle Accident, Personal Injury, Property Damage
45
Amount: $600,000.00
Attorneys: Julia A. Farkas, Linnes Finney, Jr. of Greenspoon Marder, PA
Case: Harris v. City of Boynton Beach
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force
46 (tie)
Amount:$500,000.00
Attorneys:Felipe Fulgencio of Fulgencio Law, PLLC
Case:Burnham v. International Ind. Showman’s Assoc.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident
46 (tie)
Amount:$500,000.00
Attorneys:Matthew H. Wernz, Samuel A. Levine of Federal Trade Commission
Case:Federal Trade Commission v. Tachht Inc., et al.
Type:False Claims Act, Misrepresentation
47
Amount:$440,000.00
Attorneys:Jack C. Morgan III of Aloia, Roland, Lubell & Morgan, PLLC
Case:Allen v. Fort Myers Police Department
Type:False Arrest, Racial Profiling
48
Amount:$380,000.00
Attorneys:Michael Farrell, Robert E. Weisberg, Beatriz Biscardi Andre, Samantha Williams of EEOC
Case:EEOC v. Idex Corp.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination
49
Amount:$350,000.00
Attorneys:Wifredo A. Ferrer of U.S. Department of Justice
Case:USA v. Palm Beach County School District
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Pregnancy Discrimination
50
Amount:$300,000.00
Attorneys:Robert Weisberg, Kimberly A. Cruz, Oshia Banks of EEOC
Case:EEOC v. Nestle Waters North America
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination

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