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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 […]

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: 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. […]

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

Daily Business Review: Litigation Department of the Year: Podhurst Orseck

Posted on October 13, 2020

The Miami litigation boutique serves as lead counsel in the case for 120,000 vehicle owners alleging Volkswagen’s defective suspension system was to blame for vehicles running through tires quickly in models build from 2009 to 2017. A $57 million preliminary settlement was drafted with the firm’s Peter Prieto, Matthew Weinshall and Alissa Del Riego representing […]

Despite Diversity Focus, Fraction of MDL Leadership Posts Go to Non Anglo Attorneys

Posted on August 24, 2020

An analysis shows very little progress in ethnic diversity of MDL leadership teams with an average of 5% of appointments going to attorneys who identified as “nonwhite” on plaintiffs teams created from 2016 to 2019. By Amanda Bronstad I August 17, 2020 at 01:18 PM I The original version of this story was published on […]

Lloyd’s of London underwriters rocked by another COVID-19 class action lawsuit

Posted on May 01, 2020

It’s the turn of Miami Beach salon Atma Beauty to take Lloyd’s of London underwriters to court, with the all-risk insurance policyholder serving as the lead plaintiff in a federal class action lawsuit against certain Lloyd’s syndicates as well as HDI Global Specialty SE and AXIS Specialty Europe SE. In the court document seen by […]