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America’s Elite Trial Lawyers (2022)

Posted on August 25, 2022

By STACI ZARETSKY, On August 24, 2022 at 12:12 PM The dog days of summer are here, but lawyers still need some excitement in their lives, so it’s the perfect time for rankings and awards to be handed out. Luckily for us, the National Law Journal just named its Elite Trial Lawyers for 2022, a top prize […]

DOJ Seeks to Settle Claims From Victims of Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar

Posted on August 23, 2022

  More than 100 girls and women who alleged sexual assault have made claims against the FBI for failures after Nassar was reported in the summer of 2015 Larry Nassar, a former team USA Gymnastics doctor, appeared in a Michigan court in 2018.PHOTO: REBECCA COOK/REUTERS By Sadie Gurman and Louise Radnofsky   Updated July 28, […]

Small Firms Can Handle ‘Megamatters’ With Flair. Here’s How

Posted on January 11, 2022

“To get that full cup of justice for the client, to create full accountability and deliver the result to the client so that it really does fulfill what it ought to fulfill and it is this so-called megacase, that requires a lot of experience and skill.” By Raychel Lean | January 11, 2022 It doesn’t […]

A New Car Should Not Be Stinky’: 9-Figure Class Action Certified Against Toyota in Miami

Posted on December 09, 2021

Plaintiff counsel alleged the Toyota Motor Corp. failed to disclose evidence of a defect in the heating and air conditioning systems that created a foul odor in one of their most popular vehicles. By Michael A. Mora | December 09, 2021 A federal judge in Miami certified a class action in which plaintiff attorneys are seeking […]

Class OK’d In Camry HVAC Odor Suit, But Not RICO Claims

Posted on December 08, 2021

By Nathan Hale Law360 (December 8, 2021, 9:21 PM EST) — Attorneys from Podhurst Orseck PA and Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check LLP will serve as class counsel in a class action over allegedly defective ventilation systems in certain Toyota Camry models just certified by a federal court in Miami, but the class will be […]

Toyota Faces Florida Class Alleging It Hid Camry A/C System Flaw

Posted on December 07, 2021

December 7, 2021 • Allegedly defective HVAC caused mold, bad smell • No class treatment for RICO claim Toyota Motor Corp. and Southeast Toyota Distributors LLC must face a class of owners who allege they violated Florida consumer protection law by scheming to conceal mold problems in the air conditioning systems of certain Camry vehicles, […]

$127.5 million settlement over FBI errors in Parkland shooting: ‘One step closer to justice

Posted on November 23, 2021

By DAVID FLESHLER NOV 23, 2021 AT 5:16 PM The father of a 14-year-old girl killed in the Parkland school shooting takes little satisfaction in winning a stunning $127.5 million legal settlement for the FBI’s failure to follow up on tips that could have prevented the massacre. “None of this feels good,” said Fred Guttenberg, […]

Justice Department to Pay About $130 Million to Parkland Shooting Victims

Posted on November 22, 2021

Family members of victims had sued over how the F.B.I. handled tips warning about the gunman before he killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. By Patricia Mazzei and Katie Benner Nov. 22, 2021 MIAMI — The Justice Department will pay about $130 million to 40 survivors and families of victims of the […]

Fresh Off $42M Settlement, Miami Lawyer Says ‘It’s About Time’ South Florida Judges Receive More MDLs

Posted on September 17, 2021

“The stats show that about half, or little bit more than half, of cases in the federal courts are MDLs.” By Raychel Lean | September 16, 2021 | Law.com Multidistrict litigation is fast permeating federal courts, according to Podhurst Orseck partner Peter Prieto. He’s landed another settlement agreement in Miami’s ongoing multidistrict litigation over defective Takata Corp. […]

VW reaches $42 million settlement with U.S. owners over Takata air bags

Posted on September 02, 2021

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE) U.S. unit has agreed to a $42 million settlement covering 1.35 million vehicles that were equipped with potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court in Miami. The settlement is the latest by major automakers and much of the funding […]