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DBR Announces 2022 Florida Legal Awards Honoree

Posted on March 25, 2022

Daily Business Review Announces 2022 Florida Legal Awards Honorees March 24, 2022 at 110: AM Spring is here, which means it’s time for the Daily Business Review’s annual Florida Legal Awards. Our own Joel D. Eaton was among the honorees for Lifetime Achievement. Congratulations to all the honorees. Lifetime Achievement Honoree Joel Eaton, Podhurst Orseck, […]

Leading the Way: How Podhurst Orseck’s Steven Marks and Peter Prieto Adapted to Life Without Jury Trials

Posted on February 03, 2022

Our weekly Leading the Way Q&A series features Podhurst Orseck partners Steven Marks and Peter Prieto. By Dan Roe | February 03, 2022 Podhurst Orseck partners Steven Marks, left, and Peter Prieto, right. Editor’s note: Welcome to “Leading the Way,” a weekly Q&A with South Florida law firm leaders about how they’re navigating novel challenges […]

Small Firms Can Handle ‘Megamatters’ With Flair. Here’s How

Posted on January 11, 2022

“To get that full cup of justice for the client, to create full accountability and deliver the result to the client so that it really does fulfill what it ought to fulfill and it is this so-called megacase, that requires a lot of experience and skill.” By Raychel Lean | January 11, 2022 It doesn’t […]

A New Car Should Not Be Stinky’: 9-Figure Class Action Certified Against Toyota in Miami

Posted on December 09, 2021

Plaintiff counsel alleged the Toyota Motor Corp. failed to disclose evidence of a defect in the heating and air conditioning systems that created a foul odor in one of their most popular vehicles. By Michael A. Mora | December 09, 2021 A federal judge in Miami certified a class action in which plaintiff attorneys are seeking […]

Class OK’d In Camry HVAC Odor Suit, But Not RICO Claims

Posted on December 08, 2021

By Nathan Hale Law360 (December 8, 2021, 9:21 PM EST) — Attorneys from Podhurst Orseck PA and Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check LLP will serve as class counsel in a class action over allegedly defective ventilation systems in certain Toyota Camry models just certified by a federal court in Miami, but the class will be […]

Toyota Faces Florida Class Alleging It Hid Camry A/C System Flaw

Posted on December 07, 2021

December 7, 2021 • Allegedly defective HVAC caused mold, bad smell • No class treatment for RICO claim Toyota Motor Corp. and Southeast Toyota Distributors LLC must face a class of owners who allege they violated Florida consumer protection law by scheming to conceal mold problems in the air conditioning systems of certain Camry vehicles, […]

$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 […]