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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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By Robert Wall Updated March 29, 2015 5:05 p.m. ET

LONDON—The unusual circumstances surrounding the Germanwings crash won’t necessarily free the airline and its insurers from claims of negligence, aviation lawyers said.

Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Germanwings’ parent company, and its insurer will

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Today the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it denied review of Stiefel Laboratories, Inc.’s petition for a writ of certiorari in the federal securities fraud case in which Podhurst Orseck attorneys won a $1.8 million judgment for a salesman who had spent his career with the company and invested his retirement savings in the company’s employee stock bonus plan.

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Bart Jansen, USA TODAY

Flying in developing parts of Asia is riskier than in any region other than Africa, according to aviation experts and statistics. At least 26 people died when a TransAisa Airways turbo-prop clipped its left wing on a

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A little-noticed byproduct of the recent, historic marriage equality rulings in Florida is that married gay and lesbian couples now enjoy equal protection under state laws protecting tort victims.

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Disharmony in Montreal Convention
Injury Cases
When Does a Departure From Airline Policy or
Industry Standards Give Rise to an ’Accident’?

By Stephen F. Rosenthal and Nathalie B. Levy
Podhurst Orseck PA
Last year alone, more than 181 million passengers flew on international flights into and

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More than 10 months — precisely 328 days — after it went missing with 239 passengers and crew on board, Malaysian investigators Thursday declared the disappearance of Flight 370 an accident, clearing the way for families to pursue compensation claims.

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By Steve Rothaus ‐ srothaus@MiamiHerald.com

10/07/2014 3:48 PM | Updated: 10/07/2014 5:32 PM

“In light of yesterday’s pathbreaking development, Plaintiffs respectfully submit that the Court should lift the stay immediately,” ACLU lawyers wrote to U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle, based in Tallahassee, who

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Just a brief glimpse at the evening news or a major news website shows that aviation is one of the most dynamic and quickly changing industries in the U.S. From news about major customer service changes among airline competitors,

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September 30, 2014

Friends Irina Reinoso and Mila Dago were out on a hot August night in 2013, using the carsharing service Car2Go to bar hop, visiting the Electric Pickle and Blackbird Ordinary.

At 4 a.m., police say Dago, then 22, ran

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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

09/29/2014 3:45 AM

MIAMI

The Cuban American Bar Association is lending its expertise to the growing number of unaccompanied minors headed to immigration court in Florida.

The group has mobilized attorney from across the state since the program began last spring,

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Over 50 attorneys across the nation applied and 10 were chosen.

Miami, FL – August 2014 – Peter Prieto, partner at Miami‐based litigation boutique Podhurst
Orseck, will serve on the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in the General Motors defective
ignition

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BUSINESS

Insurers to Waive Right to Dismiss Claims in Malaysia Airlines Crash
Private Insurance Claims Could Total Tens of Millions of Dollars

By JAKE MAXWELL WATTS, CELINE FERNANDEZ and ROBERT WALL

A growing number of insurance companies are promising to waive their

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BUSINESS

Insurers to Waive Right to Dismiss Claims in Malaysia Airlines Crash
Private Insurance Claims Could Total Tens of Millions of Dollars

By JAKE MAXWELL WATTS, CELINE FERNANDEZ and ROBERT WALL

A growing number of insurance companies are promising to waive their

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Miami – 2014:

Aaron S. Podhurst (1983) (25)
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

Robert C. Josefsberg (1983) (25)
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar
Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Joel D. Eaton (1989) (25)
Appellate Practice
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Personal Injury Litigation –
Plaintiffs

Steven C. Marks (2007)
Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

Peter

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Bart Jansen, USA TODAY 3:49 p.m. EST March 8, 2014
File photo by Kemal Jufri, AFP

On Dec. 21, 1997, rescue workers aid divers in the water after an attempt to search for remnants of Silkair Boeing 737-300, which killed all 97

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In a class action of Florida homeowners who were given force-placed insurance in their dealings with Wells Fargo Bank, Podhurst Orseck and several Miami-Dade County law firms have agreed to settle for $19.25 million plus up to $5.48 million in

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Miami – 2013:

Aaron S. Podhurst (1983) (25)
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

Robert C. Josefsberg (1983) (25)
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar
Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Joel D. Eaton (1989) (20)
Appellate Practice
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

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