Month: November 2019

South Florida litigators haggle over environmental impact of deregulation under Trump

Posted on November 27, 2019

As the two-year mark of the Donald Trump presidency passes, data on the effects of the administration’s deregulatory efforts is beginning to emerge. But even as trends become identifiable, South Florida litigators and environmental activists can’t seem to agree on exactly what they portend. The Washington Post reported Jan. 24 that civil penalties levied against […]

Daily Business Review: Stephen Rosenthal channels his strong work ethic into Parkland litigation

Posted on November 20, 2019

The Podhurst Orseck partner is representing the families of victims of the February 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in several lawsuits. By Zach Schlein | November 01, 2019 at 01:11 PM Stephen Rosenthal is the rare jack-of-all-trades who might actually be the master of them all. Long before he moved to Miami and joined […]

Miami Herald: Broward School Board’s liability in Parkland shooting heads to state’s high court

Posted on November 20, 2019

TALLAHASSEE The Florida Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in the dispute over how much the Broward County School Board can be forced to pay to parents and victims of last year’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The court is being asked to determine if the mass shooting was a “single incident occurrence” […]

South Florida Business Journal: How this South Florida company took a Chinese firm to court and won

Posted on November 20, 2019

By Ashley Portero – Reporter, South Florida Business Journal A South Florida circuit board distributor that claimed a Chinese manufacturer knowingly committed fraud and engaged in unlawful conduct to hijack some of its clients emerged victorious in a recent court battle. Fort Lauderdale-based Circuitronix, was able to pursue the case due to a contract provision […]

Daily Business Review: How Miami attorneys negotiated $57M preliminary settlement with Volkswagen

Posted on November 20, 2019

“Both sides have something to gain by settling, and both sides have something to lose by continuing to litigate,” said Matthew Weinshall of Podhurst Orseck in Miami, who worked with Peter Prieto and Alissa Del Riego to negotiate the preliminary agreement. By Raychel Lean| August 02, 2019 at 03:01 PM Miami Podhurst Orseck attorneys Peter Prieto, Matthew Weinshall […]

Law360: Atlantic salmon farmers snagged in US cartel probe

Posted on November 20, 2019

By Matthew Perlman Law360 (November 15, 2019, 5:53 PM EST) — Following raids from European enforcers earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division has opened a criminal investigation into allegations of collusion in the Atlantic salmon farming industry. Norwegian producers of farmed salmon Grieg Seafood ASA, SalMar ASA, Lerøy Seafood Group ASA […]

The National Law Journal: The 2016 elite trial lawyers: Class action

Posted on November 20, 2019

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 year’s stunning and speedily achieved settlement with Volkswagen after allegations surfaced about its “defeat device” […]

The Australian: Airline’s switch riles MH370, MH17 families

Posted on November 20, 2019

SAM BUCKINGHAM-JONES, The Australian The airline behind doomed flights MH370 and MH17 has been accused of frustrating and delaying claims for compensation from families of victims by creating a new, almost identically named business it says is not connected to the old company. Almost three years after the two disasters, dozens of Australian relatives of […]

Daily Business Review: Wells Fargo sued for alleged role in film financing fraud

Posted on November 20, 2019

Celia Ampel, Daily Business Review A new Miami lawsuit claims Wells Fargo employees helped bilk investors out of millions of dollars intended to fund the production of films with big-name talent. British film financiers Vandermolen Film Co. Ltd. and Bridgeworks Media Capital Ltd. are seeking about $61 million in lost principal and interest, damages they […]

Law360: Liability may extend beyond metro-north In NY train tragedy

Posted on November 20, 2019

Law360, New York (December 05, 2013, 6:38 PM ET) –As trial lawyers line up to target the Metro-North railroad with multimillion-dollar claims over a deadly New York City train crash, attorneys saw the potential for liability to stretch beyond the railroad’s corporate parent —possibly to the makers of the train itself —depending upon how an […]