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Airlines pull Boeing Max jets to inspect electrical systems

Posted on April 09, 2021

Airlines are pulling dozens of Boeing 737 Max planes out of service again, this time to inspect them for a possible electrical problem. By DAVID KOENIG and MICHELLE CHAPMAN AP Business Writers, April 9, 2021, 2:27 PM

Inside the List: Insurers have advantage in pandemic-related business interruption lawsuits

Posted on April 09, 2021

By Jessica Bryant  –  Data Reporter, South Florida Business Journal, Apr 9, 2021, 7:12am EDT Steven Marks was unsurprised as Podhurst Orseck saw a surge of insurance lawsuits over the last year. He’d predicted just that back in May as businesses continued to experience financial loss as a result of Covid-19. What he couldn’t know at the time […]

Lawyers: New evidence strengthens salmon price-fixing lawsuit

Posted on March 31, 2021

By Cliff White Last week, a motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit filed in the United States against four major Norwegian salmon farming firms was denied, allowing the suit to proceed. The lawsuit, filed in Miami, Florida, U.S.A. in 2019, makes the claim that major players in Norway’s farmed salmon industry exchanged competitively sensitive information […]

Judge Allows Price-Fixing Class Action Against Major Salmon Firms

Posted on March 26, 2021

The lawsuit accused seafood powerhouses of violating the Sherman Antitrust Act when they allegedly exchanged competitively sensitive information to control the price of farm-raised salmon purchased by American seafood buyers. By Michael A. Mora | March 26, 2021 Something fishy is going on in litigation in the Southern District of Florida. U.S. District Judge Cecilia M. […]

20/20 Special “Falling from the Sky” An in depth look at the catastrophic Airline crash of Lion Air Flight 610 on October 29, 2018 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 on March 10, 2019

Posted on December 08, 2020

Steve Marks provides commentary on the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft and air crash disasters of Lion Air Flight 610 on October 29, 2018 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 on March 10, 2019  Please click the following link to watch the 20/20 video in its entirety: https://vimeo.com/485644588

Flexibility and Other Lessons Learned by the Legal Profession in 2020

Posted on December 07, 2020

Call it what you like. Being flexible, adaptable or malleable while facing a combo pack of a public health disaster, economic crisis and election trauma is seen as a big plus. The Daily Business Review’s 2020 Most Effective Lawyers honorees were asked what the year taught them about the legal profession. In addition to the value […]

Awful Impact’: The Long-Lasting Effects of COVID-19 on the Practice of Law

Posted on December 07, 2020

The legal profession often seems more comfortable with the quill-pen era than artificial intelligence, but the COVID-19 crisis shook up the practice of law, and technology stood out as a domain for change. South Florida attorneys recognized by the Daily Business Review as Most Effective Lawyers this year were asked what long-lasting effects they see from […]

Products Liability: Podhurst Orseck Team Drives $57M Settlement With Volkswagen

Posted on December 07, 2020

The Miami attorneys negotiated a $57 million settlement with Volkswagen Group of America Inc. and its German parent to resolve a class-action lawsuit alleging four-door sedans built from 2009 to 2017 had defective suspension systems. The lawsuit alleged Volkswagen knowingly sold defective CC models. A class of about 300,000 vehicle owners and lessees claimed the […]

Daily Business Review: Litigation Department of the Year: Podhurst Orseck

Posted on October 13, 2020

The Miami litigation boutique serves as lead counsel in the case for 120,000 vehicle owners alleging Volkswagen’s defective suspension system was to blame for vehicles running through tires quickly in models build from 2009 to 2017. A $57 million preliminary settlement was drafted with the firm’s Peter Prieto, Matthew Weinshall and Alissa Del Riego representing […]

Despite Diversity Focus, Fraction of MDL Leadership Posts Go to Non Anglo Attorneys

Posted on August 24, 2020

An analysis shows very little progress in ethnic diversity of MDL leadership teams with an average of 5% of appointments going to attorneys who identified as “nonwhite” on plaintiffs teams created from 2016 to 2019. By Amanda Bronstad I August 17, 2020 at 01:18 PM I The original version of this story was published on […]