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.
Is the Sig Sauer P320 Defective?Three law enforcement officers have reportedly suffered gunshot wounds after using Sig Sauer P320 handguns. The officers were injured after dropping or rattling the weapons. In the past several months, national media outlets have reported on a defect found in these firearms. Sig Sauer has been heavily criticized for its lackluster response to ...
Did Unregistered Brokers Sell Woodbridge Securities to Florida Residents?It happened over the radio, over the internet, in TV ads and in retirement classes at a Florida university. “Safe and secure” investments were doled out to unsuspecting investors looking to make a steady return, but those securities were fraudulent. Now, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has gotten involved, and many Floridians ...
Why Is the FDA Recalling Valsartan Products from Drug Stores?Do you take medication to treat high blood pressure or heart failure? If so, then you need to know about the latest recall from the FDA. Some pharmaceuticals containing the active ingredient valsartan are being recalled due to impurities found by the FDA. That means if you are taking a medicine containing this ingredient, you need to call your ...
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.