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$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 […]

Florida Trend, Florida 500: Aaron S. Podhurst

Posted on October 04, 2021

FOUNDER & PARTNER, PODHURST ORSECK, MIAMI Podhurst Orseck has taken on some of the most high-profile and complex cases in the country, including cases involving aircraft accidents and high-stakes class action and mass torts involving aviation, products liability, personal injury and wrongful death claims, as well as complex commercial litigation and white-collar defense. He co-founded […]

LAWDRAGON, LAWYER LIMELIGHT: PETER PRIETO

Posted on October 04, 2021

Photo by Josh Ritchie. By Alison Preece | October 4, 2021 | Lawyer Limelights Peter Prieto has always had a broad-spectrum view of the legal profession. His focus for the last 30 years has been complex commercial litigation, and he’s fascinated by and dedicated to all aspects of the legal profession – the thornier and […]

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 […]

Florida Trend Recognizes Podhurst Orseck Attorneys in 2021 Florida Legal Elite

Posted on July 08, 2021

Florida Trend Recognizes Podhurst Orseck Attorneys in 2021 Florida Legal Elite  MIAMI – July 7, 2021 – The 2021 edition of Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite has recognized three Podhurst Orseck attorneys. Now in its 18th year, the Florida Legal Elite presents the state’s top licensed and practicing attorneys selected by their peers. Aaron Podhurst […]

Our heartfelt thoughts are with the members of our community affected by the Surfside tragedy

Posted on June 29, 2021

Our heartfelt thoughts are with the members of our community affected by the Surfside tragedy, as well as the brave men and women risking their lives as first responders. To help the individuals and families impacted, please visit: https://bit.ly/2SsxFaR

Chambers USA 2021 Ranks Podhurst Orseck Attorneys and Practices

Posted on June 08, 2021

Chambers USA 2021 Ranks Podhurst Orseck Attorneys and Practices More than half of Podhurst Orseck partners along with three practices are recognized among the nation’s leading law firms in annual rankings. MIAMI – June 08, 2021 – The 2021 edition of Chambers USA, one of the most prestigious legal publications in the world, recognizes seven […]

How Miami Attorney Kristina Infante Became a Litigation Leader at the Dawn of Her Career

Posted on June 07, 2021

Litigator Kristina Infante’s early start in law placed her in some important rooms for important moments, albeit as a “lowly intern.” By Raychel Lean | June 07, 2021 When Podhurst Orseck’s Kristina Infante was an undergrad in college, she was already a fully fledged ”Supreme Court junkie,” who jumped at the chance to work on Northwestern University’s “Oyez […]