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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Litigation Departments of the Year: Podhurst Orseck is a National Class Action Heavyweight

Posted on June 01, 2021

Podhurst Orseck’s office in Miami. Photo: J. Albert Diaz. Firm: Podhurst Orseck We don’t think of ourselves as a business or law firm, but part of the Podhurst family and that extends to our employees’ families and our clients,” the firm’s managing partners said. By Raychel Lean | June 01, 2021 Responses by managing partners Steven Marks and Peter […]

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

‘The Doctors’ Producer Must Face Botched Surgery Suit In Fla

Posted on February 05, 2021

Law360 (February 4, 2021, 10:27 PM EST) — The Los Angeles-based production company for CBS’ “The Doctors” must face negligence claims in Florida state court over an alleged botched buttocks reduction surgery it arranged in connection with the television show, a Miami-based judge ruled Thursday. Miami-Dade County Circuit Judge Gina Beovides denied Stage 29 Productions […]

Lawyers advise Ethiopian Airlines against ‘financially disastrous’ settlement offer by Boeing over 737 MAX crash

Posted on January 22, 2021

By Dominic Gates Seattle Times aerospace reporter Jan. 21, 2021 at 4:15 pm Updated Jan. 21, 2021 at 5:38 pm American attorneys for Ethiopian Airlines, which lost 157 passengers and crew in the second fatal crash of a Boeing 737 MAX in early 2019, have advised the carrier not to accept a settlement Boeing has […]

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