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How Litigation Firms Moved Forward While Courts Were Largely Halted

Posted on April 30, 2021

Podhurst Orseck, PA,  managing partners, Steven Marks and Peter Prieto, head of the Miami firm’s commercial and class action practice By Raychel Lean and Jonathan Ringel | April 30, 2021 Litigation-based firms braced for severe business interruptions when the pandemic descended, and while the absence of trials had its effect, in many places, court dockets […]

Litigation Leaders: Peter Prieto Discusses the 3 Big Opportunities of 2021

Posted on April 26, 2021

For more than 25 years, Podhurst Orseck partner Peter Prieto has focused his practice on complex commercial litigation, including class actions and white-collar criminal defense. He has represented clients in an array of civil litigation, including business and employment disputes, health care, antitrust, product liability, anti-corruption law and class action litigation. Prieto serves as the […]

Lawyers Avoid Sanctions But Client Can’t Escape $5M Judgment, Attorney Fees

Posted on April 22, 2021

Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal ruled that counsel for Continental Motors Inc. have dodged Miami-Dade Circuit Court-imposed sanctions. However, Ricardo M. Martinez-Cid and Lea P. Bucciero, partners at Podhurst Orseck in Miami who represented widow Carly Johnson, said opposing counsel’s client is still on the hook for attorney fees and a multimillion-dollar lower court […]

MDL and Class Action Trends Take Center Stage at Miami Forum

Posted on April 20, 2021

By Peter Prieto and Benjamin Widlanski | April 20, 2021 When Congress passed the Multidistrict Litigation Act in 1968, no judge or lawyer today could have foreseen the extent to which MDLs would eventually dominate the federal docket. MDLs compose more than half the federal docket nationwide: the 185 MDLs currently pending represent more than […]

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 […]

Be Proactive, and Be Patient: Landing a Legal Job Amidst a Pandemic

Posted on April 07, 2021

I was among the ranks of lawyers looking for a job in March 2020, having decided to relocate permanently to South Florida after moving back home for a judicial clerkship ending in the fall. And, at the time, it felt like the only thing to do was be proactive, and be patient. By Christina H. […]

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. […]

‘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 […]