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Class Action/Mass Torts: Podhurst Orseck Team Leads $844M Plane Crash Settlement

Posted on December 08, 2020

Podhurst Orseck An $844 million settlement was reached for 43 victims of a crash involving a plane chartered by the Brazilian soccer club Chapecoense. Podhurst Orseck attorneys Steven C. Marks, Kristina Infante and Pablo Rojas reached the agreement for more than half of the 71 people killed in the crash less than two years after filing the […]

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 […]

Parents whose children died in the 737 Max crashes are haunted by the plane’s imminent return

Posted on November 30, 2020

Sinéad Baker, Business Insider. Parents whose children were killed in crashes involving Boeing’s 737 Max plane say they are angry and upset by the plane’s imminent return to the skies, and can’t believe that the jet is safe. Boeing’s plane had been grounded around the world since March 2019, after the second of two 737 […]

Law Firms Get Ready for Wave of Business Interruption Insurance Suits

Posted on November 06, 2020

Pandemic-related litigation promises to add work for insurance defense firms, and some plaintiff firms, as insurers refuse to pay out on some Covid-19 claims By Dan Roe | November 03, 2020   Law Firms Get Ready for Wave of Business Interruption Insurance Suits Business interruption litigation is primed to grow in the fourth quarter and 2021 […]

Boeing ‘refusing to release documents’ on 737 Max crash in Ethiopia

Posted on October 27, 2020

By Clodagh Finn, Oct 23, 2020, Irish Examiner Lawyers for relatives of Irish UN worker Mick Ryan, who was killed in an air crash in 2019, have accused Boeing of refusing to hand over relevant documents and of dragging its feet in the case. More than 18 months after 157 people died when a Boeing […]

Bilzin Sumberg Wins Dismissal of Legal Malpractice Suit by Russian Real Estate Investor

Posted on October 27, 2020

By Lidia Dinkova | October 21, 2020 | Law.com Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Michael Hanzman agreed with Bilzin Sumberg’s argument that the legal malpractice suit was filed beyond the statute of limitations expiration. A Russian investor’s legal malpractice claim tied to an alleged $16 million Pembroke Park real estate fraud was dismissed against Bilzin Sumberg over […]

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 […]