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Families of six U.S. citizens who were kidnapped and killed by Colombia’s FARC guerrillas have settled with Chiquita Brands International, which they had accused of financially supporting the former rebel group turned political party, according to court filings on

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WEST PALM BEACH- On the eve of trial, banana giant Chiquita Brands International on Monday settled lawsuits accusing it of being responsible for the decades-old deaths of five Central Florida missionaries and an Alabama geologist during Colombia’s bloody civil

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Ahead of trial on claims that it supported a Colombian terrorist organization that kidnapped and killed six Americans in the 1990s, Chiquita Brands International Inc. informed a Florida federal judge at a hearing Monday that the company reached settlements with

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The class action filed Thursday in the Southern District of Florida is one of several lawsuits against the company over the iOS 11 update. Miami firm Podhurst Orseck is joining the crowd of lawyers suing Apple for introducing a software update that slowed down older

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Miami (September 1, 2017, 1:29 PM EDT) — Honda Motor Co. Ltd. agreed to a $605 million settlement Friday to exit multidistrict litigation over defective Takata Corp. air bags that will accelerate removal of the dangerous air bag inflators from 16.5 million

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Honda Motor Co. Ltd., the biggest player left in the Takata airbag multidistrict litigation, weighed in Friday with a $605 million settlement offering compensation to 16.5 million current and former Honda and Acura owners and lesses of vehicles made since

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Ricardo M. Martinez-Cid is a partner at Podhurst Orseck PA, in Miami. Much of his practice involves personal injury, wrongful death and product liability cases with a focus on catastrophic injuries, mass torts and aviation litigation. He is experienced in multi-district litigation and serves

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The firms in this category so successfully served their clients that they made it hard to choose among them. One winning firm obtained a $331 million settlement with an investment bank for purchasers of mortgage-backed securities; the other negotiated this

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Steven C. Marks is a managing partner at Podhurst Orseck PA in Miami. Marks focuses his practice on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, product liability, aviation litigation, commercial litigation, class actions, medical malpractice, premise liability and

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Law360, Miami (December 2, 2015, 4:32 PM ET) — A Florida federal judge on Wednesday rejected a bid by Takata and Honda to toss an amended complaint in the multidistrict litigation over allegedly defective air bag inflators linked to eight

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Law360, New York (June 23, 2015, 5:18 PM ET) — Four class members in an approved $228 million settlement between Bank of America NA and a group of homeowners accusing the bank of inflating their premiums for force-placed insurance and receiving kickbacks from the insurance company on Monday dismissed their objections in the Eleventh Circuit.

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The Miami and Broward Office of the American Jewish Committee announced legal stalwart, Aaron Podhurst, as the 2015 recipient of its Judge Learned Hand Award. The award, considered one of the highest honors given within the legal profession, recognizes the lifetime achievement and dedication to individual rights and democratic values.

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Law360, Miami (May 11, 2015, 6:40 PM ET) — The residential arm of developer Turnberry Associates on Monday asked a Florida appeals court to reverse a decision declaring former executive Bruce Weiner did not violate a partnership agreement by inking a deal on his own with Starwood Vacation Ownership Inc. to develop the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort.

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By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News — CIGNA, one of the nation’s largest health insurers, is discriminating against patients with HIV/AIDS and attempting to circumvent the central reform of the Affordable Care Act, according to a national class action lawsuit filed late yesterday.

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A proposed nationwide class action filed Monday in Florida federal court alleged Cigna Health and Life Insurance Co. discriminates against AIDS and HIV patients by requiring them to obtain life-saving medications via mail, echoing similar lawsuits against other insurance companies in recent years.

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