Led by partner Deborah J. Gander, the firm in 2005 obtained $60.9 million in injury compensation, the largest amount ever awarded in a Federal Tort Claims Act case in the country. Federal Judge Jose A. Gonzalez found the Obstetrics Clinic in Mayport Naval Station in Jacksonville, Florida, liable for medical negligence in the delivery of a brain-injured baby.
Our class action team achieved a $100 million settlement from Service Corporation International (SCI), a national funeral company, and its subsidiary, Menorah Gardens Cemetery. The case alleged that the companies buried families in the wrong graves, and the company agreed to compensate for the families’ grievances and provide in-kind services.
Lion Air Flight 610 Update: Investigators Release Preliminary Crash ReportOn October 29, 2018, a Lion Air flight traveling from Jakarta, Indonesia to Pangkal Pinang crashed into the Java Sea after experiencing a flight control problem minutes after departure. There were no survivors. The Republic of Indonesia’s Komite Nasional Keselamatan Transportasi (KNKT) recently published a preliminary report about Lion Air ...
NHTSA Investigates General Motors Over Faulty Braking SystemAccording to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Office of Defects Investigation (ODI), more than 2.7 million General Motors (GM) vehicles could be affected by deteriorating brake assist vacuum pumps. After receiving 111 complaints about 2014, 2015 and 2016 truck and SUV models, NHTSA has launched an ...
Marriott Discloses 500 Million Guests Affected by Database HackAccording to Marriott’s press release, Starwood’s guest reservation database was hacked. On September 8, 2018, Marriott International received an internal alert about an unauthorized user attempting to access the Starwood guest reservation database. Since then, investigators found copied and encrypted information from an authorized user. ...
Our Appellate Attorney Near Miami Explains the Appeals Process
If a party is unhappy with the verdict in a court case, our legal system may allow that party to appeal the ruling to a higher court. However, does the law allow a person to appeal more than once? Colson Hicks Eidson appellate attorney Maureen Lefebvre answers your questions about the appeals process in this video. To speak with one of our Florida appeals attorneys or an experienced appellate attorney, call us at (305) 476-7400 or fill out a free online case review form on our website today. We serve nationwide clients needing to appeal their case results.
After it gets through the intermediate appellate courts, then there may or may not be some reason to take it to either the Florida Supreme Court or the U.S. Supreme Court. However, in both the federal system or the Florida system, the intermediate appellate courts are generally considered the court of last resort. Your ability to get to the Supreme Court of either system is very small. They only take a limited number of appeals and they have limited jurisdiction of the types of appeals that they will hear. So you’re basically entitled to one appeal, and that’s to either the intermediate state system, or if you’re in Miami, in federal court to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
(*) Disclaimer: All verdicts and settlements listed here are gross amounts before deductions for attorney fees and costs. Past results do not guarantee similar results in the future. Most cases result in a lower recovery. It should not be assumed that your case will have as beneficial a result.