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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]