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Soaring Sugar Prices Not So Sweet: Antitrust Class Actions Surge

Posted on May 07, 2024

By Amanda Bronstad – Daily Business Review (April 22, 2024 at 02:04 PM) Two years after the U.S. Department of Justice failed to block a $315 million merger between United States Sugar Corp. and Imperial Sugar Co., antitrust lawyers have lodged nearly two dozen class actions at the sugar industry. “The allegation is essentially that […]

The 2024 Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers

Posted on April 30, 2024

By Katrina Dewey – Lawdragon (February 23, 2024) We are honored to announce The Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers for 2024. These are the lawyers you need when the locusts come. You know what we mean. Your loved one is driving down the highway and maimed, maybe killed, by an exhausted long-haul truck driver. […]

Law360: Chrysler Owners Win Cert. Of 6M Class In Takata Airbag MDL

Posted on June 21, 2023

Law360, Dorothy Atkins (June 20, 2023, 9:53 PM EDT) — A Florida federal judge has certified a class of roughly 6 million Fiat Chrysler vehicle owners in 11 states and the District of Columbia who assert fraud claims against FCA US in sprawling multidistrict litigation accusing automakers of hiding the risks associated with allegedly explosive […]

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, […]

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 […]